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Microfluidic Array Catches, Holds Single Cervical Cells for Faster Screening

Several screening tests for cervical cancer have been developed in recent years. One technique uses immunofluorescent staining to determine the levels of...
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Tiny Bubbles Break Each Other up

It’s easy to make bubbles, but try making hundreds of thousands of them a minute – all the same size.
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Miniature Testing of Drug Pairs on Tumour Biopsies

Using a microfluidic device that fits in the palm of your hand, scientists screened over 1100 treatment conditions (56 drug combinations x 20 replicates)...
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Imec Presents Novel Organ-on-Chip Platform for Drug Screening

Imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nano-electronics and digital technologies, presents this week at its technology forum ITF 2018 (Antwerp, May 23-24),...
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Leti Develops World’s First Micro-Coolers For CERN Particle Detectors

Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, today announced it has created the world's first microfluidic circuit for cooling a particle detector, perhaps paving...
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New Way to Form Bioactive Spider Silk for Medical Use

A technique reported today in Advanced Materials offers a promising alternative to experimental silk forming methods that rely on harsh chemicals, says Associate Professor My...
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How an Iconic Photograph of an Apple Inspired an Improved Cellular...

All life processes in humans, animals and plants depend on cellular activity. The human body alone contains more than 210 cell types with specific...
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Survival of the Least-fit: Antiviral Drug Selectively Targets Nastiest Viruses

An antiviral drug that inhibits a virus' replication machinery selectively targets the most aggressive viruses, according to new research that looked at the infection...
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Tech Increases Microfluidic Research Data Output 100-fold

Researchers have developed a technique that allows users to collect 100 times more spectrographic information per day from microfluidic devices, as compared to the...
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Putting some Skin in the Microfluidics Game

When smokers slap on a nicotine patch, they rely on the controlled transfer of drugs through the skin to help them break their addiction....
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Binghamton Scientists Create Most Powerful Micro-Scale Bio-Solar Cell Yet

Researchers at Binghamton University have created a micro-scale biological solar cell that generates a higher power density for longer than any existing cell of...
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Flexible ‘Skin’ Can Help Robots, Prosthetics Perform Everyday Tasks by Sensing...

If a robot is sent to disable a roadside bomb — or delicately handle an egg while cooking you an omelet — it needs...
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Researchers Demonstrate Engineering Approach to Combine Drugs, Control Parasitic Worms

Laboratory video tells the story: tiny, parasitic worms swimming freely in a nutrient solution are active and mobile; expose the same kind of worms...
Portable Blood Analyzer

New Portable Blood Analyzer Could Improve Anemia Detection Worldwide

About one quarter of the world’s population suffers from anemia, a disease caused by a concentration deficiency of hemoglobin in red blood cells. To...
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A Dream of Foam

Oktoberfest is an exciting cultural event, but it is also a source of inspiration for materials scientists and engineers. Not the beer itself, but...
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Understanding the Immune System on a Nano-scale

Gaining a better understanding of immune cells allows physicians to more effectively diagnose, monitor, and treat a wide range of diseases. Their complexity and...
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On-Chip Pumps Achieve High-Speed Sorting of Large Cells

The sorting of individual cells is necessary for many biological applications, including the isolation of specific cell types from cell suspensions. A fluorescence-activated cell...
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A Better Bond with Less Bubbling

Microfluidics technology could revolutionize point-of-care medicine by making it possible to fabricate cheap, disposable card-sized plastic ‘microfluidic chips’ capable of diagnosing a range of...
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Look Ma, No Hands: Researchers Use Vacuum for Hands-Free Patterning of...

North Carolina State University engineers have utilized vacuum to create a more efficient, hands-free method for filling complex microchannels with liquid metal. Their work...
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Lab on a Chip: The Future for Drug Discovery

A leading micro and nano technologist has revealed a new way to drug screen, saving the health system money and time.With the lab-to-market timeframe...