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The term sperm refers to the male reproductive cells. In the types of sexual reproduction known as anisogamy and oogamy, there is a marked difference in the size of the gametes with the smaller one being termed the "male" or sperm cell. The human sperm cell is haploid, so that its 23 chromosomes can join the 23 chromosomes of the female egg to form a diploid cell.
Study: Antioxidant supplements do not improve semen quality among men with infertility

Study: Antioxidant supplements do not improve semen quality among men with infertility

Healthy diet, healthier sperm, greater fertility

Healthy diet, healthier sperm, greater fertility

New quick and convenient microfluidic chip to assess male fertility

New quick and convenient microfluidic chip to assess male fertility

Slightly increased risk of death for babies conceived by IVF

Slightly increased risk of death for babies conceived by IVF

New method to measure mutations in father's sperm may reveal ASD risk in future children

New method to measure mutations in father's sperm may reveal ASD risk in future children

Growing eggs and sperm to treat infertility

Growing eggs and sperm to treat infertility

Sperm microbiome revealed with RNA sequencing

Sperm microbiome revealed with RNA sequencing

Inducing totipotency into stem cells opens new doors for potential cell replacement therapies

Inducing totipotency into stem cells opens new doors for potential cell replacement therapies

Robotic search for drugs that block sperm motility

Robotic search for drugs that block sperm motility

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in England

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in England

Conceived through ‘fertility fraud,’ she now needs fertility treatment

Conceived through ‘fertility fraud,’ she now needs fertility treatment

Landmark study identifies 102 genes associated with autism risk

Landmark study identifies 102 genes associated with autism risk

Transcriptional scanning in the sperm may regulate rate of human evolution

Transcriptional scanning in the sperm may regulate rate of human evolution

Pilot study highlights the effect of chemotherapy on male fertility

Pilot study highlights the effect of chemotherapy on male fertility

Men in the UK could be allowed to donate sperm after death

Men in the UK could be allowed to donate sperm after death

Debate continues over donor sperm from deceased men

Debate continues over donor sperm from deceased men

Fish oil supplements could benefit testicular function in healthy men finds study

Fish oil supplements could benefit testicular function in healthy men finds study

Microbiomes may have considerable impact on animal fertility and reproduction

Microbiomes may have considerable impact on animal fertility and reproduction

Research shows how the body tries to eliminate egg cells of poorest quality

Research shows how the body tries to eliminate egg cells of poorest quality

Researchers discover how a new immune system works to protect bacteria from phages

Researchers discover how a new immune system works to protect bacteria from phages