eLife episode 17: Stress, fertility and remote-controlled sperm
In this episode of the eLife podcast we hear about controlling sperm by optogenetics, hibernation, body clocks, enzyme structure, and a way to overcome stress-induced infertility.
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Light can be used to control the motility of sperm.
Specially protected messenger RNA molecules allow hibernating squirrels
to warm up quickly.
Dopamine drives an "ultradian" clock with a period of around four hours
Learning more about how enzymes work could lead to the design of new enzymes.
Switching off the RFRP3 gene in the hypothalamus prevents stress-induced
infertility in rats.