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Professor Ozcan’s Group Discovered a New Motion Type for Human and Horse Sperm Cells

AydoganOzcanThe Ozcan Research Group's recent application of the lens-free holomic microscopy shows that human and horse sperm cells move in chiral ribbon patterns.  The team observed two types of distinct patterns: "a helical ribbon path much like the stripes the wrap around a barber's pole and the second is a complex twisted ribbon pattern in which their bodies seem to follow the surface of a corkscrew". 

This research finding could bring about a better comprehension on the nature of sperm cell movement and its relation to example fertilization.  The authors of the research are: Dr. Ting-Wei Su and Associate Professor Ozcan with co-authors: Dr. Euan McLeod and undergraduate researchers Kalvin Huang, Inkyum Choi and Jaiwen Feng.

The study is published in Nature Scientific Reports and reported in the UCLA Newsroom.

 

 

 

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