Blog: International Women’s Day

Optics11 Life Celebrates International Women's Day!

For much of documented history, women have been excluded from medical and science knowledge production” states Dr. Kate Young, a public health researcher at Monash University in Australia. 

In honour of International Women’s Day, we’re sharing a few papers documenting research on female tissues, cells and reproductive organs supported with Optics11 Life instruments.

We’re proud to see fellow researchers to fill the female biology gap in the Life Science industry.

Find the papers here:

Ruiz-Zapata, Alejandra M., Manon H. Kerkhof, Samaneh Ghazanfari, Behrouz Zandieh-Doulabi, Reinout Stoop, Theo H. Smit, and Marco N. Helder. “Vaginal Fibroblastic Cells from Women with Pelvic Organ Prolapse Produce Matrices with Increased Stiffness and Collagen Content.” Scientific Reports 6 (March 2016): 22971. 

Fang, S., McLean, J., Shi, L., Vink, J.-S. Y., Hendon, C. P., & Myers, K. M. (2021). Anisotropic Mechanical Properties of the Human Uterus Measured by Spherical Indentation. Annals of Biomedical Engineering 

Lee, W., Ostadi Moghaddam, A., Shen, S., Phillips, H., McFarlin, B. L., Wagoner Johnson, A. J., & Toussaint, K. C. (2021). An optomechanogram for assessment of the structural and mechanical properties of tissues. Scientific Reports11(1), 324. 

Bahcecioglu, G., Yue, X., Howe, E., Guldner, I., Stack, M. S., Nakshatri, H., Zhang, S., & Zorlutuna, P. (2021). Aged Breast Extracellular Matrix Drives Mammary Epithelial Cells to an Invasive and Cancer-Like Phenotype. BioRxiv, 2020.09.30.320960.