Article by Christie Abagon about a recent study that showed that playing techno music – known for its repetitive base line – increased the number of viable embryos is provided by iTech Post.
‘Techno Eggs’ Are More Likely To Grow Into Embryos
According to Independent, techno music appears to have a stronger effect compared to tests with classical, metal and pop music. The current study shows that “techno eggs” were slightly more likely to grow into embryos and a lot more likely to develop at the point where they could be implanted in the womb.
For the study, DJ Armin van Buuren’s “A State of Trance” was played to 758 eggs at 80 decibels, while the same number was nurtured in silence, The Times reported. Alex Biryukov and his research team found that eggs that were played the music were marginally more likely to grow into embryos, but much more likely to develop to the stage in which they could be implanted.
Techno Music’s Vibrations Possibly Created Similar Conditions To Those In The Womb
Dr. Dagan Wells, associate professor at the University of Oxford who has been involved in the study of human embryos for at least two decades, said that there is still “much room for improvement” for IVF treatment, but it had “improved dramatically” in recent years. He stated that for this recent study, techno music’s vibrations could have created similar conditions to those in the womb immediately after conception.
Wells stated that “it is possible that vibrations could simulate some of these effects by agitating the medium, helping to mix the fluid in which the embryo is immersed, diluting potentially harmful chemicals excreted by the embryo and increasing exposure to vital nutrients.” Researchers of this study presented their findings at Fertility 2017, a conference held in Edinburgh earlier this month.
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