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Mental Health Needs Going Unmet For Parents Of Multiples

According to a new survey study, the parents of twins and other multiple-birth children experience higher than average rates of depression, anxiety and other mental health issues, particularly during the first three months. About half of parents of multiples say they could have benefited from treatment for symptoms of mental health problems – but less […]

Sperm Crane Their Neck to Turn Right

Spermatozoa need to crane their necks to turn right to counteract a left-turning drive caused by the rotation of their tails, new research has found. Led by Dr Vasily Kantsler of the University of Warwick’s Department of Physics, the researchers discovered that all sperm tails (flagella) rotate in a counter-clockwise motion as they beat to […]

Shared Genetics In Humans And Roundworms Shed Light On Infertility

A discovery by scientists at Rutgers University links a protein in sperm to the same molecule needed for reproduction in tiny roundworms and provides clues to human infertility. Andrew Singson, a professor in the Department of Genetics, and colleagues from the National Institutes of Health and the College of William and Mary in Virginia, identified […]