Caught on Camera
Caught on Camera
Selected Images of the Day from the-scientist.com
Caught on Camera
Caught on Camera

Selected Images of the Day from the-scientist.com

Selected Images of the Day from the-scientist.com

microfluidics
Microfluidic Chambers Trigger Sleep in <em>C. elegans</em>
Microfluidic Chambers Trigger Sleep in C. elegans
Alejandra Manjarrez | Nov 19, 2019
This newly described behavior occurs spontaneously, but can be modulated by food availability, temperature, and the size of the chambers.
Infographic: Remote-Controlled Nerves
Infographic: Remote-Controlled Nerves
Ruth Williams | Oct 1, 2019
A tiny implanted optofluidic device enables researchers to control mouse nerves without touching the animals.
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 16, 2017
New tools for investigating how physical forces affect cells
Mini-Metagenomics Leads to Microbial Discovery
Mini-Metagenomics Leads to Microbial Discovery
Abby Olena | Jul 14, 2017
Researchers develop a method that combines the strengths of shotgun metagenomics and single-cell genome sequencing in a microfluidics-based platform.
Top 10 Innovations 2016
Top 10 Innovations 2016
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2016
This year’s list of winners celebrates both large leaps and small (but important) steps in life science technology.
Designing In Vitro Models of the Blood-Brain Barrier
Designing In Vitro Models of the Blood-Brain Barrier
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 1, 2016
Choosing the right model, be it 3-D or 2-D, requires wading through varied cell sources, cell types, and cell culture conditions.
Cullen Buie Parses Pathogens With Passion
Cullen Buie Parses Pathogens With Passion
Andy Extance | Aug 1, 2016
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT. Age: 34
Bacterial Baddies
Bacterial Baddies
The Scientist Staff | Jul 31, 2016
Scientist to Watch Cullen Buie, MIT researcher, talks about his quest to devise a method for quickly determining the pathogenicity of microbes.
Making Micromotors Biocompatible
Making Micromotors Biocompatible
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jun 1, 2016
Researchers are developing potent ways to fuel and control the movement of micromotor devices.
Saving Reefs One Polyp at a Time
Saving Reefs One Polyp at a Time
Catherine Offord | Jun 1, 2016
Researchers have discovered how to study coral organisms in unprecedented detail by mounting them in specially designed microscope slides.
Circulating Tumor Cells Traverse Tiny Vasculature
Circulating Tumor Cells Traverse Tiny Vasculature
Tanya Lewis | Apr 18, 2016
Clusters of tumor-derived cells can pass through narrow channels that mimic human capillaries, scientists show in vitro and in zebrafish.