Scientists capture first 3D movie of living sperm

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A team of scientists from four separate European institutions have developed a vision-based tracking system that may provide physicians with a technique to help assess the viability of sperm used for in vitro fertilization (IVF). Sperm cell mobility is a key predictor of IV success, according to The Optical Society. This system is able to take 3D movies of the real-time movement and behavior of living sperm as well as provide 3D imaging of the sperm’s form and structure to detect potential infertility-causing anomalies, such as the “bent tail,” which prevents cells from swimming straight. >>>Read more

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