Mystery of how sperm swim revealed in mathematical formula

Posted on 20 March 2017

Dr Hermes Gadelha is part of a team who have developed a mathematical formula based on the rhythmic movement of a sperm’s head and tail, which significantly reduces the complexities of understanding and predicting how sperm make the difficult journey towards fertilising an egg.

Mystery of how sperm swim revealed in mathematical formula

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The research is published in the journal Physical Review Letters.