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Graphene biointerfaces for optical stimulation of cells

Overview of attention for article published in Science Advances, May 2018
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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19 news outlets
blogs
3 blogs
twitter
32 tweeters
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1 Facebook page
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1 Google+ user
reddit
1 Redditor

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Title
Graphene biointerfaces for optical stimulation of cells
Published in
Science Advances, May 2018
DOI 10.1126/sciadv.aat0351
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Authors

Alex Savchenko, Volodymyr Cherkas, Chao Liu, Gary B. Braun, Alexander Kleschevnikov, Yury I. Miller, Elena Molokanova

Abstract

Noninvasive stimulation of cells is crucial for the accurate examination and control of their function both at the cellular and the system levels. To address this need, we present a pioneering optical stimulation platform that does not require genetic modification of cells but instead capitalizes on unique optoelectronic properties of graphene, including its ability to efficiently convert light into electricity. We report the first studies of optical stimulation of cardiomyocytes via graphene-based biointerfaces (G-biointerfaces) in substrate-based and dispersible configurations. The efficiency of stimulation via G-biointerfaces is independent of light wavelength but can be tuned by changing the light intensity. We demonstrate that an all-optical evaluation of use-dependent drug effects in vitro can be enabled using substrate-based G-biointerfaces. Furthermore, using dispersible G-biointerfaces in vivo, we perform optical modulation of the heart activity in zebrafish embryos. Our discovery is expected to empower numerous fundamental and translational biomedical studies.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 81 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 20 25%
Researcher 18 22%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 10%
Student > Master 6 7%
Student > Bachelor 5 6%
Other 13 16%
Unknown 11 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 22 27%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 10%
Physics and Astronomy 8 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 10%
Materials Science 6 7%
Other 17 21%
Unknown 12 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 179. 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 26 September 2018.
All research outputs
#87,057
of 14,443,047 outputs
Outputs from Science Advances
#634
of 3,909 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#3,710
of 276,465 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science Advances
#37
of 241 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 14,443,047 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 99th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
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