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A bioprosthetic ovary created using 3D printed microporous scaffolds restores ovarian function in sterilized mice

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Communications, May 2017
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Title
A bioprosthetic ovary created using 3D printed microporous scaffolds restores ovarian function in sterilized mice
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Nature Communications, May 2017
DOI 10.1038/ncomms15261
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Authors

Monica M. Laronda, Alexandra L. Rutz, Shuo Xiao, Kelly A. Whelan, Francesca E. Duncan, Eric W. Roth, Teresa K. Woodruff, Ramille N. Shah

Abstract

Emerging additive manufacturing techniques enable investigation of the effects of pore geometry on cell behavior and function. Here, we 3D print microporous hydrogel scaffolds to test how varying pore geometry, accomplished by manipulating the advancing angle between printed layers, affects the survival of ovarian follicles. 30° and 60° scaffolds provide corners that surround follicles on multiple sides while 90° scaffolds have an open porosity that limits follicle-scaffold interaction. As the amount of scaffold interaction increases, follicle spreading is limited and survival increases. Follicle-seeded scaffolds become highly vascularized and ovarian function is fully restored when implanted in surgically sterilized mice. Moreover, pups are born through natural mating and thrive through maternal lactation. These findings present an in vivo functional ovarian implant designed with 3D printing, and indicate that scaffold pore architecture is a critical variable in additively manufactured scaffold design for functional tissue engineering.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 2 <1%
Germany 2 <1%
Malaysia 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Unknown 346 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 95 27%
Student > Master 55 16%
Researcher 41 12%
Student > Bachelor 41 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 25 7%
Other 48 14%
Unknown 47 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 59 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 57 16%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 53 15%
Medicine and Dentistry 41 12%
Materials Science 25 7%
Other 54 15%
Unknown 63 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2289. 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 12 December 2019.
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#615
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#5
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Outputs of similar age
#31
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Outputs of similar age from Nature Communications
#2
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