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Actual Science Finds Nirvana, Metallica and Madonna Will Help You Make Babies

Written by Greg Moskovitch on July 14, 2013

Playing Nirvana, Metallica and Madonna to IVF eggs can increase their chances of fertilisation by 5 percent, a recent Spanish study has found. Scientists also used tunes by Michael Jackson as well as classical pieces by Bach, Vivaldi and Mozart.

The researchers from Barcelona’s Marques Institute fertility clinic revealed their findings earlier this month at the annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in London. The researchers injected 1000 eggs with sperm and placed half of them inside incubators set with iPods playing music.

The eggs that received the tunes were found to have a 5 percent higher rate of fertilisation. The Daily Mail reports that it’s speculated the vibrations caused by the music help deliver nutrients to the egg and assist with the removal of toxic waste.

But while Nirvana and Metallica may help the fertilisation process, Oxford University fertility expert Dr. Dagan Wells commented that it might be Tiesto who’s best suited for the job, saying:

Embryos produced using IVF sit on a dish, stewing in their own juices but those produced naturally are wafted down the fallopian tubes, rocking and rolling all their way to the uterus.

This movement means that the embryo experiences a very dynamic environment, which may have some advantages, particularly in terms of getting rid of waste products.

The vibrations caused by music may stimulate this effect. One might speculate that techno music, with its pounding bass beat, might do the best job of all.

Looks like we might be seeing a few lab coats walking around Stereosonic this year.

(Via NME)

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