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Microfluidic Device Helps to Detect Myeloma Cells

April 4, 2017

Engineers at MIT have devised a microfluidic technique to capture and count circulating plasma cells from small samples of blood. The technique, which relies on conventional blood draws, may provide patients with a less painful test for [more...]

Acoustic Field Identifies Cancer Cells in Blood

May 28, 2016

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States have developed a method to analyze and separate cells from the blood. Ultimately, the method, which goes under the name [more...]

New Technique for Rapidly Killing Bacteria

March 20, 2016

An artist’s interpretation of how bacteria cells on a nanoporous gold disk array are killed after exposure to near-infrared light. (Credit: Greggy M. Santos and Wei-Chuan Shih) Researchers have developed a new technique for killing [more...]

Pancreatic Cancer ‘Breakthrough’ Hailed

March 3, 2016

Pancreatic Cancer (Image Credit: University of Glasgow) Researchers in the U.K. have made what is described as a “breakthrough reclassification” of pancreatic cancer, which offers new opportunities to treat the often-fatal [more...]

One-Step Tumor Detection on a Chip

December 10, 2015

The molecule binds to the overexpressed cancer receptors on the cells. Cells show distinct behavior when bound to the surface. This behavior is quantified with image processing. (Credit: TECHNOLOGY) A team of researchers from the [more...]

Capturing Cell Growth in 3D with Microfluidic Device

August 15, 2015

AIM Biotech’s microfluidics device (shown here) has an array of culturing sections, each with three chambers: a middle chamber for hydrogel and any cell type, and two side channels for culturing additional cell types. Replicating how [more...]
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