Israeli researchers from Meir Hospital in Kfar Sava and Bar-Ilan University have announced a breakthrough discovery: they say that visible light waves boost sperm motility and may improve the results of IVF treatments. Statement such as this one could truly be a breakthrough infertility treatment and a solution to many couples problems and prayers. Findings that are explained in details bellow were presented last week at an annual conference held by the Israel Fertility Association. A solution like this could help couples who struggle with male infertility.
Did you know that in recent years more than 40% of infertility cases were attributed to male infertility, more precisely to low-sperm quality. So, what is the discovery all about? Scientists from Israel focused their energy and knowledge into sperm motility being one of the most common reasons for infertility. Researchers took sperm samples and they applied to sperm samples light-wave radiation for three minutes. The result was astonishing. The radiation of wavelength ranged from 400 to 700 nanometers improved sperm motility. It is very possible you are asking does radiation boost sperm motility.
Isn't radiation bad? Not necessarily. While radiation is applied, the light waves carry particles of oxygen known as reactive oxygen species (ROS ). These small molecules include oxygen ions and peroxides and according to Israeli researchers they also boost sperm motility.
The radiation also had an immediate effect on the activity increase of protein kinase A (PKA), which is an enzyme responsible for a number of key cell functions, and an increase in the movement of calcium ions within the sperm cells. Of course there should be additional testing done and many experiments conducted before we enter the age of using visible light waves to boost sperm motility and consequently increase the fertility rates. Many studies need to be done in order to improve the sperm's ability to successfully fertilize.