Milestones in Microfluidics

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Take our quiz to see how much you know about some of the key developments in the history of microfluidics.

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Uncovering the Dark Matter of Microbiota

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We spoke to Dirk Löffert, Ph.D., CEO of Biomillenia, to learn about some of the challenges of isolating live bacterial species, and how microbiome-on-a-chip technology can help overcome some of these.

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Types of Biosensors and Evolving Applications: Glucose Monitoring to Personalized Health

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Since its origins in the 1960s, the biosensors field has grown to encompass a wide range of sensors, from enzyme-based to immunosensors to DNA biosensors. Along with this, a diverse set of applications have flourished, with biosensors finding roles in food safety, medical diagnostics, and environmental analysis to name just a few.

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Microfluidics for Cell Culture and Analysis

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From the initial vision of re-creating entire chemistry laboratories on chips, microfluidics has evolved into niche applications for cell culture and analytical science.

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6 Microfluidic Researchers You Should Follow

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In this list we take a look at 6 researchers whose contributions have helped (and are continuing to help) drive the field forward.

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Fast, Accurate Parasite Detection Method Developed
Fast, Accurate Parasite Detection Method Developed
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A research team from the University of Macau has developed a fast, accurate, and convenient point-of-care pathogen detection method with the help of a digital microfluidic system.

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Cell-weighing Method Could Help Doctors Choose Cancer Drugs
Cell-weighing Method Could Help Doctors Choose Cancer Drugs
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Researchers at MIT have now shown that they can use a new type of measurement to predict how drugs will affect cancer cells taken from multiple-myeloma patients.

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Electron Backscatter Diffraction Yields Microstructure Insights
Electron Backscatter Diffraction Yields Microstructure Insights
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Researchers have created an advanced characterization method to closely examine microscale structural characteristics and changes during manufacturing processes using electron backscatter diffraction.

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Bioengineered Robotic Hand With Its Own Nervous System Will Sense Touch
Bioengineered Robotic Hand With Its Own Nervous System Will Sense Touch
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A team of scientists from Florida Atlantic University are developing a first-of-its-kind bioengineered robotic hand that will grow and adapt to its environment.

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Joining Forces to Develop “Nephron-on-a-Chip" to Accelerate Drug Discovery in Kidney Disease
Joining Forces to Develop “Nephron-on-a-Chip" to Accelerate Drug Discovery in Kidney Disease
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A new consortium to accelerate the discovery of novel drugs to treat kidney diseases was announced Monday 6 November. The NEPLEX (nephron on a chip with cellular and extracellular matrix complexity) consortium will combine key technologies to develop and build a novel drug discovery device ("Nephron-on-a-Chip").

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Immune Cells Mistake Heart Attacks For Viral Infections
Immune Cells Mistake Heart Attacks For Viral Infections
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A study led by Kevin King, a bioengineer and physician at the University of California San Diego, has found that the immune system plays a surprising role in the aftermath of heart attacks.

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