Infographic: Remote-Controlled Nerves
Infographic: Remote-Controlled Nerves
A tiny implanted optofluidic device enables researchers to control mouse nerves without touching the animals.
Infographic: Remote-Controlled Nerves
Infographic: Remote-Controlled Nerves

A tiny implanted optofluidic device enables researchers to control mouse nerves without touching the animals.

A tiny implanted optofluidic device enables researchers to control mouse nerves without touching the animals.

microfluidics
Remote Control of Peripheral Nerves
Remote Control of Peripheral Nerves
Ruth Williams | Oct 1, 2019
An implantable wireless device with microfluidic and optical components allows manipulation of individual nerve fibers in mice’s extremities.
Image of the Day: Mother Machine
Image of the Day: Mother Machine
Emily Makowski | Sep 20, 2019
Bacteria grow and divide in microfluidic channels.
Image of the Day: Liquid Compartments
Image of the Day: Liquid Compartments
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 28, 2019
Membraneless organelles appear highly sensitive to ion concentrations in their environment.
Image of the Day: Bend and Stretch
Image of the Day: Bend and Stretch
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 15, 2018
Circuits made from a novel material are more flexible than ever before.  
2017 Top 10 Innovations
2017 Top 10 Innovations
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2017
From single-cell analysis to whole-genome sequencing, this year's best new products shine on many levels.
Smoking on a Chip
Smoking on a Chip
The Scientist Staff | Aug 31, 2017
A new device from the Wyss Institute at Harvard University simulates the effects of cigarette smoke on human lungs.
Menstruation on a Chip
Menstruation on a Chip
The Scientist Staff | Aug 29, 2017
This device models the female reproductive tract and might lead scientists to a greater understanding of fibroids, cancer, and infertility.
Organs on Chips
Organs on Chips
Diana Kwon | Aug 28, 2017
Scientists hope that these devices will one day replace animal models of disease and help advance personalized medicine.
The Mechanobiology Garage
The Mechanobiology Garage
Andy Tay | Jul 17, 2017
New tools for investigating how physical forces affect cells