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The Effect of Fluid Flow on Human Sperm Fertility

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2017
Summary:
Current sperm processing methods used in assisted reproductive technologies can cause damage to the sperm cell. New ways that mimic the natural guidance mechanisms present in the female genital tract may offer ways to sort sperm with better fertility parameters. Sperm that respond to these cues may have better over sperm health. Human sperm exhibit positive rheotaxis by orienting and swimming against the fluid released by the female genital tract. At certain flow rates sperm can actively orient and swim against the flow. Sperm retrieved that exhibit positive rheotaxis have higher motility and better morphology than the original semen sample.
Title: The Effect of Fluid Flow on Human Sperm Fertility.
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Name(s): Rappa, Kari, author
Asghar, Waseem, Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2017
Date Issued: 2017
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 47 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Current sperm processing methods used in assisted reproductive technologies can cause damage to the sperm cell. New ways that mimic the natural guidance mechanisms present in the female genital tract may offer ways to sort sperm with better fertility parameters. Sperm that respond to these cues may have better over sperm health. Human sperm exhibit positive rheotaxis by orienting and swimming against the fluid released by the female genital tract. At certain flow rates sperm can actively orient and swim against the flow. Sperm retrieved that exhibit positive rheotaxis have higher motility and better morphology than the original semen sample.
Identifier: FA00004938 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2017.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Subject(s): Human reproduction--Immunological aspects.
Fertility, Human.
Cell separation.
Reproductive health.
Cilia and ciliary motion.
Spermatozoa--Motility.
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