This Day In Women's Health HIstory: David Garbers's Death in 2006 Found the Concept of Sperm Sniffing Out Eggs

David Garbers dided on Sept 8th, 2006 after a long illustrious career in reproductive biology. We have a system of chemical chemotaxis: cells, or molecules are attracted to other cells or molecules based on chemicals expressed. Like a bee being attracted to the glorious scent of a flower. And in 1992 Garbers discovered that the human egg had some of these substances on the surface, and postulated this was one way sperm were able to smell their way to the target! It is an intriguing theory, that we haven't capitalized on much in the every day practice of medicine, but has far reaching consequences in many fields of medical research.


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