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.