Monthly Archives: April 2016

7 Little-Known Facts About Sperm For Men’s Health

Sperm and semen are mistakenly used interchangeably, but they are not the same substance. Sperm cells are actually a part of the semen, which is the whitish, viscous fluid released from the penis, according to MedlinePlus.

Japan’s Hokkaido University professor sees bigger future for microsatellites

The satellite—and a planned successor—will total a mere ¥ 800 million. The project was a joint undertaking with the Philippines’ Department of Science and Technology (DOST), the University of the Philippines Diliman and the Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI).

Brenner’s simpler fertility test is basis for promising UW-Madison spinoff

Working in the lab of BluDiagnostics co-founder Doug Weibel, an associate professor of biochemistry at UW–Madison, Brenner developed a quick, saliva-based method for measuring progesterone and estrogen. Variations in estrogen levels, in particular, are closely related to ovulation, and are considered the gold standard for conception timing, she says.

Sentinel 1-B deliveres

The first image, 250 km wide, captured Svalbard, the Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean, with the Austfonna glacier clearly visible.

Yeast Infection Drug Could Cause Miscarriage

The warning came after the release of results of a Danish study that linked oral fluconazole (Diflucan), which treats yeast infections, to miscarriage.

Asia’s coasts to experience most extreme weather

Historical climate projections for the Indian subcontinent suggest an overall increase in temperature by two degrees, which has resulted in a noticeable rise in heat waves and hot days.

Worldwide Smartphone Growth Goes Flat in the First Quarter as Chinese Vendors Churn the Top 5 Vendor List, According to IDC

FRAMINGHAM – According to the latest preliminary release from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, vendors shipped a total of 334.9 million smartphones worldwide in the first quarter…

Tapping into Asia’s biodiversity to feed a hungry region

Bangkok, Thailand– Scientists and government representatives are assessing opportunities to increase food security and nutrition by more closely examining the region’s biodiversity and its links to food production and agriculture, an FAO regional consultation on biodiversity announced today.

Sentinel-1B spreads its wings

Sentinel-1B joined its identical twin, Sentinel-1A, in orbit to benefit numerous services such as monitoring Arctic sea ice and oil spills, mapping for forest, water and soil management, monitoring land for motion risks, and mapping to support humanitarian aid and crisis response.

New R&D Pact Seeks Cure for Aging-Related Diseases

A joint statement released by both firms explained this new agreement will focus on developing new medications to improve health span.

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