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Seeing the Invisible with Microfluidic Devices

July 5, 2018

The laboratory is the traditional home of the scientific experiment. A biology lab is often like a cell nursery, where the cells are lovingly nurtured in conditions optimal for their growth. A chemistry lab might be filled with glassware, [more...]

Skin-Mounted Microfluidics Analyze Biomarkers in Sweat

April 28, 2018

From a medical perspective, there are plenty of reasons to be interested in sweat. The quantitative measurement of its components can track certain bodily functions under different conditions and help in the diagnosis of diseases. Chloride [more...]

New Technology Illuminates Microbial Dark Matter

October 29, 2017

At Stanford University, researchers have used a new microfluidic analysis system to extract 29 novel microbial genomes (the complete set of genetic material) from samples from two Yellowstone National Park hot springs. They extracted the [more...]

Instrument Development Enables Planetary Exploration

June 24, 2017

This laser-interrogated microfluidic chip (10 centimeters in diameter) is one of the new planetary instrument technologies that NASA and other space agencies are developing to search for chemical indicators of life on other worlds. In this [more...]

Single Cells Lined Up Like Ducks in a Row

June 7, 2017

The new microhole chip can be populated with 200,000 single cells, each held in place in separate holes. (Credit: Fraunhofer IBMT) The higher the concentration of tumor cells in the bloodstream, the greater the risk of metastasis. The [more...]

Microfluidic Chip Can Detect HIV and MRSA

April 9, 2017

A digital illustration of the design of the SIMPLE chip A team of biophysicists and bioengineers in the US have developed a $10, self-powered microfluidic chip that can rapidly detect disease-related RNA or DNA in blood samples. The chip [more...]

Microfluidics and Mass Spectrometry-based Proteomics

November 20, 2016

Microfluidic devices offer novel time-saving advantages to researchers using mass spectrometry (MS) for proteomic analysis, and these tools have been becoming more available in MS over the last two decades. Recent papers by Redman et al. [more...]
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