News tagged with female reproductive tract

Female menstrual cycle in a dish

Northwestern Medicine has developed a miniature female reproductive tract that fits in the palm of your hand and could eventually change the future of research and treatment of diseases in women's reproductive organs.

dateMar 28, 2017 in Biotechnology
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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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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 recent review papers ...

dateMar 11, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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