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Cellular Cargo Delivery: Toward Assisted Fertilization by Sperm-Carrying Micromotors

Overview of attention for article published in Nano Letters, December 2015
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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50 news outlets
blogs
13 blogs
twitter
1693 tweeters
facebook
14 Facebook pages
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page
googleplus
5 Google+ users
reddit
1 Redditor
video
3 video uploaders

Citations

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250 Mendeley
Title
Cellular Cargo Delivery: Toward Assisted Fertilization by Sperm-Carrying Micromotors
Published in
Nano Letters, December 2015
DOI 10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b04221
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Authors

Mariana Medina-Sánchez, Lukas Schwarz, Anne K. Meyer, Franziska Hebenstreit, Oliver G. Schmidt

Abstract

We present artificially motorized sperm cells-a novel type of hybrid micromotor, where customized microhelices serve as motors for transporting sperm cells with motion deficiencies to help them carry out their natural function. Our results indicate that metal-coated polymer microhelices are suitable for this task due to potent, controllable, and nonharmful 3D motion behavior. We manage to capture, transport, and release single immotile live sperm cells in fluidic channels that allow mimicking physiological conditions. Important steps toward fertilization are addressed by employing proper means of sperm selection and oocyte culturing. Despite the fact that there still remain some challenges on the way to achieve successful fertilization with artificially motorized sperms, we believe that the potential of this novel approach toward assisted reproduction can be already put into perspective with the present work.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 3 1%
Malaysia 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Unknown 244 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 85 34%
Student > Master 39 16%
Researcher 30 12%
Student > Bachelor 22 9%
Professor > Associate Professor 12 5%
Other 32 13%
Unknown 30 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 66 26%
Physics and Astronomy 38 15%
Chemistry 29 12%
Materials Science 28 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 17 7%
Other 37 15%
Unknown 35 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1645. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 July 2020.
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#2,114
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#1
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