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Nanofluidics – Recent Progress

January 22, 2018

Nanofluidics is the study and application of fluids in and around geometries with nanoscale characteristic dimensions. The field of nanofluidics is not brand-new. Some issues associated with nanoscale fluidics have been occasionally dealt [more...]

Smoke On the Water, Data in the DNA

November 23, 2017

Scientists can now tweak DNA molecules to store data. (Credit: PASIEKA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY) In the summer of 1971 Frank Zappa was playing to a packed audience inside Switzerland’s Montreux Casino when a fan threw a flare and set the [more...]

One Vaccine Injection Could Carry Many Doses

September 17, 2017

Microparticles created by new 3-D fabrication method could release drugs or vaccines long after injection (Image Credit : MIT) MIT engineers have invented a new 3-D fabrication method that can generate a novel type of drug-carrying [more...]

Engineers Turn a Laser Beam into a Stream of Liquid

September 4, 2017

Lasers are one of the iconic breakthroughs of 20th century science. They produce coherent photons in tight beams of specific energy. They can transmit data, detect molecules, and burn through metal. The photons they produce also have [more...]

Adding Depth to Cell Culture

June 18, 2017

As a postdoc studying human brain development and what goes wrong in conditions such as microencephaly, Madeline Lancaster faced the same familiar problems as her fellow lab researchers. For example, mice brains don’t behave or develop [more...]

3-D Model of Human Brain Development and Disease

May 13, 2017

After spheroids representing two different brain regions fuse in a dish, neurons from one spheroid (green) migrate into the other and forge connections with the neurons there. (Image Credit: Pasca lab, Stanford University) Brain [more...]
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