microfluidics
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cell-free Protein Synthesis
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
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
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
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
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
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.