Monday, February 19, 2018

Amazing Image Shows Bright Light and Sparks That Occur at Conception

In your mind’s eye, have you ever thought/pictured the precise moment when human life begins, that instant when sperm meets ovum? We see representations, but that falls short.

Well, what if someone told you human life begins (as Sarah Knapton, science editor for the Daily Telegraph, put it) as “An explosion of tiny sparks [which] erupts from the egg at the exact moment of conception.” The romantic in you might say, “What I always suspected.”

You can see this remarkable display of bright flashes of light–this “fireworks” here.

What explains this phenomenon which scientists had previously seen in animals and now for first time in humans?

According to Knapton: The bright flash occurs because when sperm enters and egg it triggers calcium to increase which releases zinc from the egg. As the zinc shoots out, it binds to small molecules which emit a fluorescence which can be picked up by camera microscopes.

“These fluorescence microscopy studies establish that the zinc spark occurs in human egg biology, and that can be observed outside of the cell,” said Professor Tom O’Halloran, a co-senior author and director of Northwestern University’s Chemistry of Life Processes Institute, of a study that appeared in Scientific Reports. . . . Read More

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