You can now check your own fertility with a semen analysing smartphone app

You can now check your own fertility with a semen analysing smartphone app

Scientists have developed a low-cost and easy-to-use smartphone attachment that can quickly and accurately evaluate semen samples for at-home fertility testing, providing a potentially helpful resource for the more than 45 million couples worldwide who are affected by infertility. It is estimated that male infertility plays a role in roughly 40% of those cases, underscoring a need for more routine and reliable semen analysis testing. Mar 22, 2017
Our lungs play a previously unknown role in making blood

Our lungs play a previously unknown role in making blood

Scientists may have found that the lungs may not be just for respiration, but also for blood production. Using mouse models, a team at the University of California San Francisco, suggest that the lungs may contribute to the production of about half the platelets present in the blood. Mar 22, 2017