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September 2016

Detecting Emotions With Wireless Signals

September 26, 2016

Left to right: PhD student Fadel Adib, PhD student Mingmin Zhao, and Professor Dina Katabi pose with their EQ-Radio device, which can detect emotion using wireless signals (Image Photo: Jason Dorfman/MIT CSAIL) As many a relationship book [more...]

Microfluidic Fuel Cells on Paper

September 12, 2016

Instrument-free point-of-care diagnostic devices could be taken to the next level with the development of microfluidic fuel cells on paper.Paper is cheap, biodegradable, thin and flexible, making it an ideal base material for single-use [more...]

Unlocking DNA and Cancer Mysteries Using Nanopores

September 12, 2016

Cancer thrives when mutated cells undergo frequent division. Most anti-cancer drugs work by inserting themselves in between the DNA base pairs that encode our genetic information. This process is known as intercalation, and it can result [more...]

Microfluidic Methods for Molecular Biology

September 6, 2016

Book Description Amazon Link | Springer Link Authors: Lu, Chang, Verbridge, Scott S May 15th, 2016 Springer  Summary This book covers the state-of-the-art research on molecular biology assays and molecular techniques enabled or enhanced [more...]

Cepheid Agrees To Be Acquired By Danaher Corporation

September 6, 2016

 Cepheid (NASDAQ: CPHD) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR) under which Danaher will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Cepheid common stock for $53 per share in cash, [more...]

Using Light to Control Genome Editing

September 5, 2016

MIT researchers have added an extra layer of control to the CRISPR gene-editing approach, by making the system responsive to light (Image credit: MIT News) The genome-editing system known as CRISPR allows scientists to delete or replace [more...]

Super-resolution 3-D Microscopy Images Cells

September 5, 2016

Using a new 3-D super-resolution instrument, researchers captured this visualization of a “primary cilium,” the antenna of the cell. (Photo courtesy of Huang et al./Cell) A new ultra-high resolution “nanoscope” is [more...]

Can Microfluidic Device Help to Make Instant Wine?

September 5, 2016

Phillippe Renaud, left, and Daniel Attinger make a tiny toast with wine from Attinger’s microfluidics fermenter, front and center. How does it taste? Meh, Renaud says. (Photo credit: Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) For [more...]
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