Recent News & Events
February 6, 2017
Zika virus was initially identified in 1947 in the Zika forest of Uganda, accidentally during a yellow fever research investigation (Dick, Kitchen et al. 1952). For the following decades, many cases human cases were identified in multiple African countries.
February 20, 2016
SSMR Congratulates Dr. Kathleen Hwang, MD, on her selection to present at the 2016 AUA Research Forum: “Early-Career Investigators Showcase Sunday May 8th at the AUA 2016 in Meeting in San Diego.
June 10, 2014
Discovery may help scientists develop better artificial insemination techniques
June 10, 2014
Review found sperm were less viable in men who had been exposed to electromagnetic radiation of devices
April 17, 2014
British researchers discover receptors on egg cells that allow sperm to attach, fertilize egg
April 16, 2014
Interacting proteins on the surface of the sperm and the egg have been discovered by researchers. These are essential to begin mammalian life. These proteins, which allow the sperm and egg to recognize one another, offer new paths towards improved fertility treatments and the development of new contraceptives.
March 21, 2014
To study the impact of everyday chemicals on fertility, federal researchers recently spent four years tracking 501 couples as they tried to have children. One of the findings stood out: while both men and women were exposed to known toxic chemicals, men seemed much more likely to suffer fertility problems as a result.
July 17, 2013
Maggie Fox, NBC News (June 20, 2013) – Men who fail to produce sperm have a much higher risk of cancer than other men the same age – even other infertile men, researchers reported Thursday.
July 11, 2013
Bloomberg News (7/3, Kitamura, Cortez) reports that intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), “a rare in-vitro fertilization [IVF] technique that addresses male infertility, is associated with an increased risk of autism and mental disability in children, compared with standard methods,” according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. ICSI is a technique “in which a sperm surgically extracted from the testes is injected directly into an egg before being transplanted to the womb.” Investigators found that “using the injection method with ejaculated sperm also raised the risks, though not as much.”
July 13, 2012
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Ubiquinol, a form of coenzyme Q10, has a beneficial effect on sperm quality in infertile men with idiopathic oligoasthenoteratozoospermia, according to a new study.