You might cringe at the word, but sperm is basically a very big part of why you re sitting there reading this right now.
If you haven’t had the birds and the bees talk yet, well, we will leave tat one up to someone else.
For the rest of you, you might be pretty shocked to learn that there is a new use for sperm that is currently being tested… and it is a huge feat!
Scientists have recently discovered that sperm might be able to play a role in fighting cancer.
Indy 100 reported on a group of German scientists who have theorised that it might be able to transport medications to female reproductive organs.
This would enable us to fight gynaecological types of cancer, such as cervical, uterine, vaginal and vulvar cancers.
The scientists tested this theory by creating mini, four-armed structures that carry sperm directly to cancerous tumours.
The head of the sperm was encompassed by the structure, so that its tail could act as a kind of propeller.
Amazingly, the tests revealed that 15 of the 22 structures created released the sperm at the designated areas, allowing for the delivery of the medicine.
The test proved that this direct method has a higher rate of efficiency within a 48-hour period than most other traditional solutions.
This is a real game changer and is likely to be used in the future to fight and treat cancer.
If you're interested, you can read the study HERE.