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Sperm Don't Really Swim But Spin - New Study by Nobody: 8:14pm On Aug 04, 2020
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Human sperm roll like 'playful otters' as they swim, study finds, contradicting centuries-old beliefs

More than 340 years ago, a Dutchman named Antonie van Leeuwenhoek invented a powerful new compound microscope and accidentally discovered the existence of bacteria, a groundbreaking achievement that changed the course of medicine.

Not long after, he decided to look at his ejaculate -- definitely not an accident -- and discovered tiny, wiggling creatures with tails he dubbed "animalcules."

These creatures "moved forward owing to the motion of their tails like that of a snake or an eel swimming in water," van Leeuwenhoek wrote to the secretary of the UK Royal Society in 1678. The tail of a man's sperm, he added "lashes with a snakelike movement."

As scientists over the centuries continued to look down from above in their microscopes, there's no doubt of what their eyes saw and recorded on film: Sperm swim by moving their tails from side to side.

A 'sperm deception'
It turns out our eyes were wrong. Now, using state-of-the-art 3D microscopy and mathematics, a new study says we have actually been the victims of "sperm deception."

"Sperm are very cheeky little creatures. Our new research using 3D microscopy shows that we have all been victims of a sperm deception," said study author Hermes Gadelha, head of the Polymaths Laboratory at the University of Bristol's department of engineering mathematics in the UK.

"If you want to see the real beating of the tail, you need to move with the sperm and rotate with the sperm. So it's almost like you needed to make a (camera) really tiny and stick it to the head of the sperm," Gadelha said.

Gadelha's co-authors, Gabriel Corkidi and Alberto Darszon from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, developed a way to do that.

Using state-of-the art tools, including a super-high-speed camera that can record over 55,000 frames a second, the researchers were able to see that the side-to-side movement was actually an optical illusion.

In reality, a sperm's tail lashes on only one side. That one-sided stroke should cause the sperm to swim in a perpetual circle, Gadelha said. But no, sperm were smarter than that.

"Human sperm figured out if they roll as they swim, much like playful otters corkscrewing through water, their one-sided stroke would average itself out, and they would swim forwards," said Gadelha, who is an expert in the mathematics of fertility.

"The rotation of the sperm is something that is very important. It's something that allows the sperm to regain a symmetry and actually be able to go straight," he said.

Surprising science
The findings were a true surprise, Gadelha said, so the team spent nearly two years repeating the experiment and cross-checking the math. The results held: just as the Earth turned out not to be flat, sperm don't really swim like snakes or eels.

So why does that matter?
"It could be that the rolling motion hides some subtle aspects about the health of this sperm or how well it can travel quickly," Gadelha said.

"These are all very hypothetical questions. What we hope is that more scientist and fertility experts will become interested and ask, 'OK, how does this influence infertility?'"

As for what it feels like to reverse over 300 years of scientific assumptions, Gadelha is modest.

"Oh gosh, I always have a deep feeling inside that I'm always wrong," he said. "Who knows what we will find next? This is a measurement given by an instrument that has its limitations.

We are right at this time, but we could be wrong again as science advances. And hopefully it will be something very exciting that we will learn in the next few years. "

Source: https://edition.cnn.com/2020/07/31/health/sperm-swimming-movement-wellness/index.html

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Re: Sperm Don't Really Swim But Spin - New Study by Righteousness89(m): 8:20pm On Aug 04, 2020
The Fact is Man in all his Wisdom cannot Fully Comprehend and Understand God's Work of Creating Human..

We can only understand and see to the Extent God Allows..

There are so many things we can't Fully Comprehend as Humans. It's when we Get to the Master's Feet, we will ask Him some Questions..

GOD is Wonderful!! HE is The GREATEST!

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Re: Sperm Don't Really Swim But Spin - New Study by McGg: 8:31pm On Aug 04, 2020
Sperms.. Trouble maker... If you know you know

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Re: Sperm Don't Really Swim But Spin - New Study by Aliii(m): 8:32pm On Aug 04, 2020
How are we sure you are not being fooled again ,tomorrow we'd hear another headline ,sperm fooled scientist for 500 years ,sperm don't really spin dey roll grin

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Re: Sperm Don't Really Swim But Spin - New Study by GreatResearcher: 8:33pm On Aug 04, 2020
Righteousness89:
The Fact is Man in all his Wisdom cannot Fully Comprehend and Understand God's Work of Creating Human..

We can only understand and see to the Extent God Allows..

There are many things we can't Fully Comprehend as Humans. It's when we Get to the Master's Feet, we will ask Him some Questions..

GOD is Wonderful!! HE is The GREATEST!
What else do you do for a living aside being on every NL front page ?

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Re: Sperm Don't Really Swim But Spin - New Study by Shellsploit: 8:33pm On Aug 04, 2020
... And some people own dey do backflip shocked

Swim or spin as long as e dey give feminine gender belle then the rest is history..!


Lemme check mine through microscope.

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Re: Sperm Don't Really Swim But Spin - New Study by sonofthunder: 8:39pm On Aug 04, 2020
Gather here if you have nothing to say.

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Re: Sperm Don't Really Swim But Spin - New Study by obi4eze(m): 8:44pm On Aug 04, 2020
shocked
Re: Sperm Don't Really Swim But Spin - New Study by Righteousness89(m): 8:50pm On Aug 04, 2020
GreatResearcher:
What else do you do for a living aside being on every NL front page ?

I Preach JESUS as the way! The Truth and The Life..

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Re: Sperm Don't Really Swim But Spin - New Study by NofiuFade(m): 8:50pm On Aug 04, 2020
grin Gradually they are reprogramming the whole world, I hope all the lies they will be dishing out this time will not be as complex as US expensive lies and theory, pls let us all gather here to say sorry for Africa because from decade after decades Africa were no where to be found in any kind of world lies theory and propaganda call science... It's a shame!

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Re: Sperm Don't Really Swim But Spin - New Study by Hahjascho(m): 8:50pm On Aug 04, 2020
Ok I'm coming.

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Re: Sperm Don't Really Swim But Spin - New Study by mrgbenga1: 8:57pm On Aug 04, 2020
More researches are still coming with the development of sophisticated and state of the arts equipment.

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Re: Sperm Don't Really Swim But Spin - New Study by Nobody: 9:25pm On Aug 04, 2020
Possibly this can improve research to determine more causes of infertility and their possible remedy.
Maybe if yours is not spinning well it might lead to infertility

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Re: Sperm Don't Really Swim But Spin - New Study by sunshineV(f): 9:30pm On Aug 04, 2020
Righteousness89:
The Fact is Man in all his Wisdom cannot Fully Comprehend and Understand God's Work of Creating Human..

We can only understand and see to the Extent God Allows..

There are many things we can't Fully Comprehend as Humans. It's when we Get to the Master's Feet, we will ask Him some Questions..

GOD is Wonderful!! HE is The GREATEST!


Did God allow transgender and other surgery

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Re: Sperm Don't Really Swim But Spin - New Study by Nova1988(m): 9:32pm On Aug 04, 2020
GreatResearcher:
What else do you do for a living aside being on every NL front page ?

Leave him dotherightthing is coming for him

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Re: Sperm Don't Really Swim But Spin - New Study by Nobody: 9:35pm On Aug 04, 2020
Either way, it doesn't concern a local girl... Once it's doing its' job, no biggie grin

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Re: Sperm Don't Really Swim But Spin - New Study by Slawormir: 9:35pm On Aug 04, 2020
Damnnnnn niggarrr
Isoright....
We have heard


Won't be surprised if they also say it somersault

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Re: Sperm Don't Really Swim But Spin - New Study by xcelentattitude(m): 9:35pm On Aug 04, 2020
Na una sabi grin

If you like say they float or gyrate.

Wetin kwansign Musa with container

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Re: Sperm Don't Really Swim But Spin - New Study by ForestHill: 9:35pm On Aug 04, 2020
I've known this since my days of Spinball
Re: Sperm Don't Really Swim But Spin - New Study by Firstorderwizard(m): 9:36pm On Aug 04, 2020
Oyibo sef
Re: Sperm Don't Really Swim But Spin - New Study by Abfinest007(m): 9:36pm On Aug 04, 2020
God pass them

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Re: Sperm Don't Really Swim But Spin - New Study by Golan007: 9:36pm On Aug 04, 2020
[s]
Righteousness89:
The Fact is Man in all his Wisdom cannot Fully Comprehend and Understand God's Work of Creating Human..

We can only understand and see to the Extent God Allows..

There are many things we can't Fully Comprehend as Humans. It's when we Get to the Master's Feet, we will ask Him some Questions..

GOD is Wonderful!! HE is The GREATEST!
[/s]

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Re: Sperm Don't Really Swim But Spin - New Study by softeeg: 9:36pm On Aug 04, 2020
lol
Re: Sperm Don't Really Swim But Spin - New Study by Queenlovely(f): 9:36pm On Aug 04, 2020
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Re: Sperm Don't Really Swim But Spin - New Study by ngozika2us(m): 9:36pm On Aug 04, 2020
Whether it swim or it spin na still one goal e go achieve and that is Belle.

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Re: Sperm Don't Really Swim But Spin - New Study by MorataFC: 9:36pm On Aug 04, 2020
Hmmm
Re: Sperm Don't Really Swim But Spin - New Study by ednut1(m): 9:37pm On Aug 04, 2020
The Earth was flat if you went too far you would fall off
Now the Earth is round
If the shape change again everybody woulda start laugh
The average man can't prove of most of the things.

Damien Marley - Patience

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Re: Sperm Don't Really Swim But Spin - New Study by Mokason28: 9:37pm On Aug 04, 2020
Someone should please help me ask Righteousness89 how he managed to be FTC on a topic that talks about sperm shocked shocked shocked

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Re: Sperm Don't Really Swim But Spin - New Study by Mandela27: 9:37pm On Aug 04, 2020
GBAM

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