Couples battling with infertility may have new cause for hope, thanks to researchers from a Toronto university. Scientists in Queens’ university have discovered a synthetic protein that can do the job of actual male sperm. This false protein may be a solution for males who suffer from fertility problems.
This PAWP protein works the same way that an actual sperm protein would. And it is able to provide fertilization similarly to the method used by actual sperm. It can activate the egg even from an early embryo stage. More than 10 percent of couples all over the world experience fertility problems, and while this won’t be a solution for the female side of the equation, it could go a long way toward helping many couples who struggle with this issue.
The most common current method of treating infertility is to use healthy sperm and inject it into the egg or embryo. This artificial protein can be used in the same way, making it a viable method for treating infertility.
Many numerous occurrences can contribute to fertility difficulties in couples. Not all of the reasons for infertility are known, but it is understood that environmental factors play a large part in triggering infertility. These factors can come from long-term exposure to chemicals or radiation. Such chemicals could be contained inside foods, pesticides, cleaners and medical treatments.
Short term exposure to various toxins can trigger a similar infertility reaction. When performing construction or bathroom renovations, people can be exposed to dangerous substances that can affect their bodies in uncertain ways. Whenever one is undertaking bathroom renovations or similar construction projects, one should wear protective equipment at all times and ensure their skin does not come into contact with foreign chemicals or materials.
Because so much is unknown about what cause infertility, those hoping to have children in the future should take every precaution to protect themselves. They should never come in contact with foreign chemicals or potentially toxic substances. And regular checkups and fertility tests can help determine if fertility is being at all affected by the things they do and the substances around them. Any changes in the motility and healthiness of sperm should be considered potentially hazardous.…