News tagged with female reproductive tract

Why fruit fly sperm are giant

In the animal kingdom, sperm usually are considerably smaller than eggs, which means that males can produce far more of them. Large numbers of tiny sperm can increase the probability of successful fertilization, especially ...

dateMay 25, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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A new role is hatched for female fruit flies

A team of New York University biologists has uncovered a previously unknown role for a set of cells within the female reproductive tract of fruit flies that affects the functioning of sperm and hence fertility. Their discovery, ...

dateNov 08, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Researchers' quest for gold

For University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee researchers studying the toxicity of gold nanoparticles - a minuscule material with potentially big biomedical applications - the road to a new medical advance may or may not be paved ...

dateJul 22, 2011 in Bio & Medicine
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