News tagged with reproductive tract

Sex is war for many invertebrates

It is fair to say we belong to a species obsessed by sex. We are among the only species to have sex for fun, not just for reproduction. For some other species, though, sex is far from fun. In fact, as two recen ...

Mar 11, 2014
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Reproductive tract secretions elicit ovulation

Eggs take a long time to produce in the ovary, and thus are one of a body's precious resources. It has been theorized that the body has mechanisms to help the ovary ensure that ovulated eggs enter the reproductive tract at ...

Apr 17, 2013
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'Gamify your PhD': Gaming and research collide

After a two-day games hack in which scientists and games developers came together to create video games from doctoral research, a bacterial shoot-em-up game, 'Dysbiosis', has emerged as the winner of the ...

Sep 14, 2012
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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, ...

Nov 08, 2011
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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 ...

Jul 22, 2011
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A potent suppressor of endometrial cancer is revealed

Endometrial cancer is the most common cancer of the female reproductive tract, representing 6% of all cancers. There is currently no screening method or biomarker to indicate early presence of disease. "It is a very common ...

Feb 08, 2010
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