7 December 2015|

Human sperm swim faster and straighter when aligned close to a surface than when there is no surface nearby, reports a study in Nature Communications authored by members of the Sinton and Yip Labs. This may reflect a strategy adapted to a confined reproductive system.

Sperm swim by beating a long tail, called a flagellum, in a helical pattern. In aquatic animals, this propels sperm through the water, but internal […]