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3D microscopy reveals how human sperm swim – Physics World – physicsworld.com

Human sperm swim in corkscrew motions to compensate for the asymmetry in their tails. That is according to researchers in the UK and Mexico who have used high-speed 3D microscopy to determine how sperm maintain their forward swimming direction. The results correct a long-standing misconception about the motions of sperm and could enable biologists to better understand human infertility.
In the 17th century, pioneering Dutch microbiologist Antoine van Leeuwenhoek became the first person to view …

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