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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.
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.
Making Micromotors Biocompatible
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jun 1, 2016
Researchers are developing potent ways to fuel and control the movement of micromotor devices.
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.
Cell-free Protein Synthesis
Karen Zusi | Dec 31, 2015
Researchers build a microfluidics system to create proteins without living cells.
Calorie-Restricted Yeast Live Longer
Kerry Grens | Jul 14, 2015
Calorie restriction in the organism extends lifespan, supporting a long-standing view that had been challenged by a study published last year.
Flow Cytometry On-a-Chip
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Jun 1, 2015
Novel microfluidic devices give researchers new ways to count and sort single cells.
All Is Not Quiet on the Western Front
Kelly Rae Chi | May 1, 2015
A grab bag of advances is making Western blots faster, more sensitive, and more reliable.
Microfluidics Within Reach
Kate Yandell | Mar 9, 2015
A programmable, hand-operated microfluidic device could help researchers designing more-accessible diagnostics.
Next Generation: Precision Blood Rinsing
Molly Sharlach | Nov 25, 2014
A microfluidic device can safely remove glycerol from thawed red blood cells in minutes, potentially making frozen blood more feasible for routine transfusions.