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Heartbeat On a Chip

June 21, 2015

Heartbeat Chip Test (Image credit: Michigan Engineering)  The ability to accurately test drugs and therapies for human use is a goal we desperately need to reach. Often animals are used to test drugs intended for human use, which not only [more...]

Nanoparticles: Great Promise Against Cancer

May 27, 2015

The advancement of nanotechnology in the past decade has driven the development of numerous medical applications. None of them is as promising as the use of targeted nanoparticles aimed to improve the treatment of cancer, which has serious [more...]

Unibody Lab-on-a-chip Fast Prototyping

May 10, 2015

Author: Germán Comina, Anke Suska and Daniel Filippini Optical Devices Laboratory (ODL) Linkoping University, Sweden Introduction: The development of disposable devices for optical chemical detection with cell phones, entail challenging [more...]

µParaflo® Microfluidic Synthesis Platform

April 6, 2015

µParaflo® microfluidic chip (Image Credit: LC Sciences)  A requirement common for all targeted sequencing methods, whether hybridization capture based or multiplex PCR based is a need for large numbers of custom oligonucleotide primers [more...]

Biotechnology in a Microchip

March 22, 2015

Finding a needle in a haystack seems difficult? What if we reduce the haystack to the scale of the needle? This is what Bio-MicroElectroMechanical Systems (BioMEMS) are designed for, in the biological and medical field. For the past 7 [more...]

Beauty of Science: Droplet Dancing-II

March 14, 2015

Fascinating droplets mixed from water and food coloring show complex movement and interactions.  (Image Credit: Kurt Hickman, Stanford University)  Nate Cira was working in a lab as an undergraduate at University of Wisconsin–Madison [more...]

Hearts-on-a-chip Could Aid Drug Screening

March 9, 2015

UC Berkeley researchers have created a ‘heart-on-a-chip’ that effectively uses human cardiac muscle cells derived from adult stem cells to model how a human heart reacts to cardiovascular medications. The system could one day [more...]

Graphene Structures Created with 3D Printing

February 21, 2015

Image Credit: Advanced Materials/Esther García-Tuñon et al. Researchers have created a graphene composite paste that can be 3D printed into complex, patterned structures. Super-strong, super-light, durable-yet-flexible two-dimensional [more...]

Low-tech Microfluidics

February 11, 2015

Microfluidic chips made in the Science Practice studio “This article is written by Dr Tempest van Schaik and has been reposted with permission from the Science Practice blog. Science Practice is a research and design company in [more...]

Lab Rats? No, Lab Chips

February 4, 2015

Using the compact multi-organ chip (comparable in size to a one-euro piece), and those of three separate microcircuits, researchers can study the regeneration of certain kidney cells. (Credit: Fraunhofer IWS) One small chip may put an end [more...]

Why Rain Has That Distinctive Smell

January 20, 2015

Aerosol generation after drop impingement on porous media is a three-step process, consisting of bubble formation, bubble growth, and bubble bursting.   Image Credit: Youngsoo Joung, MIT Ever notice an earthy smell in the air after a [more...]
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