(Stillness in the Storm Editor) Scientists at Northwestern University have made a groundbreaking discovery; at the moment of conception, a burst of light is produced from zinc when the sperm first meets the surface of an egg. Could this find confirm what many are rediscovering, that the prima materia of the human organism is made of light?
The researchers also discovered that the brighter the zink spark the healthier the egg.
It has been demonstrated that living organisms emit a bio-electric field, a kind of bioplasma. This can be measured in several different ways, most strikingly in Kirlian Photography.
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This data reveals that living things have an aura of electromagnetic energy that surrounds them.
Wilhelm Reich also discovered orgone energy, which he regarded as a type of life force that animates living things. According to his research, as life begins to organize, it emits more orgone, which can be seen under a microscope.
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And consider the work of Fritz Albert Popp who discovered the biophoton, light particles that are emitted by living things and are used by cellular life to communicate subtle information.
All of this, and much more not presented here, suggests that as life begins to indwell, an aggregation of material (an energetic link) forms as the over-unity effect of extreme electromagnetic coherence gains momentum. The spark of life is that moment when unorganized material becomes organized and it begins to produce more energy than it receives from food alone, hence over-unity—although this point remains hotly debated. If one considers that the body is constantly striving to achieve greater and greater states of balance, harmony, and organization, then this also extends into the non-physical realms of energy.
Mainstream science is only beginning to acknowledge the subtle aspects of living things, but more daring researchers have made great strides in confirming that living things are energetic.
According to Dan Winter, an electrical engineer turned life science researcher, life can be thought of like a tornado or hurricane, a torus-like structure with an epicenter of high energy. In this sense, the human mind and consciousness are that center or eye of the storm filled with light. And it has been proven that light is actually radiating from a person’s biology.
So when a new life enters the physical at the moment of conception, is it any wonder that a spark of light occurs? And perhaps there is more to the age-old belief that living things are beings of light.
Scientists have discovered that a “breathtaking” flash of light occurs at the moment of conception.
For the first time, researchers from Northwestern University have now demonstrated that when a human sperm first meets an egg, a bright zinc spark can be seen, not only a “remarkable” phenomenon but also one that might be a game-changer for in vitro fertilization.
“It was remarkable,” said the study’s co-author Professor Teresa Woodruff. “We discovered the zinc spark just five years ago in the mouse, and to see the zinc radiate out in a burst from each human egg was breathtaking. All of biology starts at the time of fertilization, yet we know next to nothing about the events that occur in the human.” ~ Professor Teresa Woodruff
The researchers say that the size of the flash of light provides valuable information about the health of the eggs. The brighter the flash, the more viable the egg, and thus the better option for in vitro fertilization, which has a high failure rate (around 50%) and often involves clinicians using imprecise means of testing or simply choosing whichever eggs they think appear to be most viable.
“This is an important discovery because it may give us a non-invasive and easily visible way to assess the health of an egg and eventually an embryo before implantation,” said co-author Dr. Eve Feinberg. “There are no tools currently available that tell us if it’s a good quality egg. Often we don’t know whether the egg or embryo is truly viable until we see if a pregnancy ensues. That’s the reason this is so transformative. If we have the ability up front to see what is a good egg and what’s not, it will help us know which embryo to transfer, avoid a lot of heartache and achieve pregnancy much more quickly.”
Below is a frame-by-frame showing the flash of light when the sperm first enters the egg:
Radiant Zinc Fireworks Reveal Quality of Human Egg
Discovery could help fertility doctors decide best eggs to implant for IVF
by Marla Paul, April 26th, 2016
- The more radiant the burst, the better the egg
- Zinc content predicts egg’s ability to develop into embryo
- Tool being developed to help doctors see zinc fireworks in clinic
A stunning explosion of zinc fireworks occurs when a human egg is activated by a sperm enzyme, and the size of these “sparks” is a direct measure of the quality of the egg and its ability to develop into an embryo, according to new research from Northwestern Medicine.
The discovery has potential to help doctors choose the best eggs to transfer during in vitro fertilization (IVF), the scientists said.
This is the first time the zinc sparks have been documented in a human egg.
“This means if you can look at the zinc spark at the time of fertilization, you will know immediately which eggs are the good ones to transfer in in vitro fertilization (IVF),” said Teresa Woodruff, one of the study’s two senior authors and an expert in ovarian biology at Northwestern. “It’s a way of sorting egg quality in a way we’ve never been able to assess before.”
Woodruff is the Thomas J. Watkins Memorial Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and director of Northwestern’s Center for Reproductive Science.
Scientists activated the egg by injecting a sperm enzyme into the egg that triggers calcium to increase within the egg and zinc to be released from the egg. (The eggs in the study were not fertilized with actual sperm because that is not permitted in human research under federal law.)
“It was remarkable,” Woodruff said. “We discovered the zinc spark just five years ago in the mouse, and to see the zinc radiate out in a burst from each human egg was breathtaking.
“All of biology starts at the time of fertilization, yet we know next to nothing about the events that occur in the human. This discovery required a unique partnership between biologists and chemists and non-federal dollars to support the research,” she said.
The study was published April 26 in Scientific Reports.
As the zinc is released from the egg, it binds to small molecule probes, which emit light in fluorescence microscopy experiments. Thus the rapid zinc release can be followed as a flash of light that appears as a spark.
“These fluorescence microscopy studies establish that the zinc spark occurs in human egg biology, and that can be observed outside of the cell,” said Tom O’Halloran, a co-senior author. O’Halloran is the Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Professor in Chemistry in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and director of Northwestern’s Chemistry of Life Processes Institute.
Eggs compartmentalize and distribute zinc to control the development of a healthy embryo. Over the last six years this team has shown that zinc controls the decision to grow and change into a completely new genetic organism.
“This is an important discovery because it may give us a non-invasive and easily visible way to assess the health of an egg and eventually an embryo before implantation,” said co-author Dr. Eve Feinberg, who took care of the patients who provided eggs for the basic science study and collaborated with the research team.
Feinberg will become an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Feinberg and will be ambulatory medical director of Northwestern Medicine’s Fertility and Reproductive Medicine division beginning July 1. Feinberg currently is a physician at Fertility Centers of Illinois (FCI).
“There are no tools currently available that tell us if it’s a good quality egg,” Feinberg said. “Often we don’t know whether the egg or embryo is truly viable until we see if a pregnancy ensues. That’s the reason this is so transformative. If we have the ability up front to see what is a good egg and what’s not, it will help us know which embryo to transfer, avoid a lot of heartache and achieve pregnancy much more quickly.”
First author Francesca Duncan made the human zinc spark discovery. “We now know that the release of zinc at the time of fertilization is a conserved phenomenon, which will help us address one of the largest unanswered questions in reproductive medicine—what makes a good egg?” Duncan said.
Duncan was an assistant research professor in obstetrics and gynecology at Feinberg when she made the discovery and will become the executive director of Northwestern’s Center for Reproductive Science on August 1. She is currently an assistant professor at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Emily Que and Nan Zhang are co-first authors.
In a companion paper published in Scientific Reports on March 18, a zinc spark is shown at the precise time a sperm enters a mouse egg. This discovery was made by Zhang, a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern. Zhang said little is known about the events that occur at the time of fertilization, because it is difficult to capture the precise time of sperm entry.
The paper is titled “The Zinc Spark is an Inorganic Signature of Human Egg Activation.”
The research was supported by the Thomas J. Watkins Endowment and a research grant from Ferring Pharmaceuticals and the W.M. Keck Foundation. All human egg activation studies were done exclusively with samples from FCI and funds from Ferring Pharmaceuticals.
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