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A Tissue-Like Printed Material

Overview of attention for article published in Science, April 2013
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
A Tissue-Like Printed Material
Published in
Science, April 2013
DOI 10.1126/science.1229495
Pubmed ID
Authors

Gabriel Villar, Alexander D. Graham, Hagan Bayley

Abstract

Living cells communicate and cooperate to produce the emergent properties of tissues. Synthetic mimics of cells, such as liposomes, are typically incapable of cooperation and therefore cannot readily display sophisticated collective behavior. We printed tens of thousands of picoliter aqueous droplets that become joined by single lipid bilayers to form a cohesive material with cooperating compartments. Three-dimensional structures can be built with heterologous droplets in software-defined arrangements. The droplet networks can be functionalized with membrane proteins; for example, to allow rapid electrical communication along a specific path. The networks can also be programmed by osmolarity gradients to fold into otherwise unattainable designed structures. Printed droplet networks might be interfaced with tissues, used as tissue engineering substrates, or developed as mimics of living tissue.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 13 2%
United States 12 1%
France 7 <1%
Germany 7 <1%
Spain 4 <1%
Italy 3 <1%
Belgium 2 <1%
Japan 2 <1%
Switzerland 2 <1%
Other 15 2%
Unknown 760 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 260 31%
Researcher 149 18%
Student > Master 112 14%
Student > Bachelor 61 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 42 5%
Other 131 16%
Unknown 72 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 177 21%
Chemistry 147 18%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 124 15%
Materials Science 78 9%
Physics and Astronomy 70 8%
Other 131 16%
Unknown 100 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 298. 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 19 April 2022.
All research outputs
#82,807
of 21,346,377 outputs
Outputs from Science
#3,101
of 76,325 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#461
of 174,784 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#23
of 878 outputs
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