Sperm News

Sperm are the male reproductive cells that play a crucial role in sexual reproduction. Produced in the testes of males across different species, including humans, these cells are designed to fertilize the female’s ovum (egg), thereby initiating conception. Sperm cells are unique in their structure; they consist of a head that contains genetic material (DNA), a midsection packed with mitochondria to provide energy, and a tail (flagellum) that propels them forward. The process of sperm production, known as spermatogenesis, involves the division and maturation of cells within the testes, resulting in mature sperm cells capable of motility and fertilization. The mobility and viability of sperm are critical factors in their ability to reach and fertilize an egg, making them a central study subject in reproductive health and fertility treatments.

Why Do Some Men Not Produce Sperm?

Scientists at Stowers Institute collaborate to discover an underlying cause of male infertility. Infertility affects countless couples globally, and in half of these cases, the…