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Simulating Racing Sperm

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Caption: This video shows the results of a computer model developed by Erkan Tüzel, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), and his graduate student James Kingsley. In the model, sperm moving through a microfluidic chip, developed by BAMM Laboratories at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, are simulated. The chip is designed to help select the most motile and healthy sperm for in vitro fertilization.

Credit: Erkan Tüzel, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

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