Sperm Dance to Calcium's Tune En Route to Egg, University of Birmingham Study
1/11/2013 7:22:12 AM
FROM headbanging to pirouettes, sperm cells need the right moves to bag the egg. Identifying how sperm switch from one movement to another could lead to better fertility treatments for men, it now seems. In the journey up the female reproductive tract, sperm cells have to plough through a range of viscous barriers, says Stephen Publicover at the University of Birmingham, UK. To do this they have to adapt their behaviour accordingly.