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Armin van Buuren key to more successful test tube baby growth, scientists claim

His music aids the growth of viable embryos…

Armin van Buuren’s ‘A State Of Trance’ compilations have been found to aid in the growth of test tube babies, scientists have found.

Research conducted at the Altravita IVF clinic in Moscow found that playing van Buuren’s music to eggs in test tubes for 24 hours a day increased the number of viable embryos by almost a fifth.

The team of scientists in Russia, lead by Alex Biryukov, played van Buuren’s ‘A State Of Trance’ compilations at 80 decibels to 758 eggs as they were nurtured.

Results showed that those eggs were marginally more likely to grow into embryos compared to the same number of eggs nurtured in silence, but a lot more likely to develop to the stage at which they can be implanted.

Speaking about the results of the study that were presented at the Fertility 2017 conference in Edinburgh earlier this month (January), Dagan Wells, an associate professor at the University of Oxford, explained that vibrations from the music potentially replicated similar conditions to those found in the womb.

“It is possible that vibrations could simulate some of these effects by agitating the medium,” he added. “Helping to mix the fluid in which the embryo is immersed, diluting potentially harmful chemicals excreted by the embryo and increasing exposure to important nutrients.”

van Buuren recently put together the thirteenth episode of his A State Of Trance 2016 series, which is two-hour mix showcasing his favourite tracks from 2016.

The Dutchman also celebrates two decades of touring next year too, and to mark the occasion he announced his biggest ever show, which will take place at Amsterdam Arena on Saturday 13th May 2017.

(Via: The Times)

Rob McCallum is DJ Mag’s deputy digital editor. Follow him on Twitter here.