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Cell Smasher

February 18, 2017

Real-time on chip mechanical analysis with micro hammer(Image credit: UCSB) The world’s tiniest hammer will allow UCSB researchers to get a cellular-level understanding of what happens when force is applied to brain cells.  We’re all [more...]

First ‘Water-wave’ Laser Created

December 4, 2016

Artistic illustration of “Water-Wave” Laser. (Image Credit: Technion Spokesperson’s Office) Technion researchers have demonstrated, for the first time, that laser emissions can be created through the interaction of light and [more...]

Harvard Creating a Smoking Machine

November 27, 2016

In a published study, the Wyss Institute describes an instrument they engineered that can “breathe” in and out, actively smoke regular and electronic cigarettes much like a human. Individual mouth pieces in a rotating unit of the [more...]

Replicating the Connection Between Muscles and Nerves

August 7, 2016

The researchers fabricated a microfluidic device with two important features: a three-dimensional environment, and compartments that separate muscles from nerves to mimic their natural separation in the human body. They suspended muscle [more...]

CYTO 2016

June 11, 2016

INNOVATION: Image and Flow Technology Automated Microscopy Automated Sample Preparation Computation and Informatics Cell sorting and selection Facility management Flow cytometry instrumentation High content analysis High throughput [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...]

Introduction to BioMEMS

August 16, 2015

Book Description Amazon Link | CRC Press Link Author: Albert Folch Helping to educate the new generation of engineers and biologists, Introduction to BioMEMS explains how certain problems in biology and medicine benefit from and often [more...]