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Microfluidics Probe ‘Cholesterol’ of the Oil Industry
Microfluidics Probe ‘Cholesterol’ of the Oil Industry
News   Oct 24, 2017

Rice University lab’s devices clarify how dispersants modify asphaltene to keep pipes open.

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Integrated Lab-on-a-Chip Uses Smartphone to Quickly Detect Multiple Pathogens
Integrated Lab-on-a-Chip Uses Smartphone to Quickly Detect Multiple Pathogens
News   Oct 20, 2017

A multidisciplinary group has developed a novel platform to diagnose infectious disease at the point-of-care, using a smartphone as the detection instrument in conjunction with a test kit in the format of a credit card.

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Lung Cancer-on-Chip Platforms Model NSCLC
Lung Cancer-on-Chip Platforms Model NSCLC
News   Oct 11, 2017

Human lung-on-a-chip technology is used to study behavior and drug responses of lung cancer in its natural environment, uncovering key mechanical dependencies.

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Dielectrophoresis Chromatography Could Advance Laboratory Analysis
Dielectrophoresis Chromatography Could Advance Laboratory Analysis
News   Oct 11, 2017

Research being done at Rochester Institute of Technology to refine lab-on-chip devices—highly sophisticated laboratories on microchips—will provide more detailed and timely information to detect diseases such as cancer.

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New Test Reveals Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in 30 Minutes
New Test Reveals Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in 30 Minutes
News   Oct 06, 2017

The new procedure shortens wait times from three days and could help reduce the spread of superbug bacteria.

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'Body-on-a-Chip' Developed to Drive Testing of New Drugs
'Body-on-a-Chip' Developed to Drive Testing of New Drugs
News   Oct 05, 2017

Using the same expertise they've employed to build new organs for patients, scientists at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine and colleagues have engineered micro hearts, lungs and livers that can potentially be used to test new drugs.

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Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Freezing molecules to solve their structure
Nobel Prize in Chemistry: Freezing molecules to solve their structure
News   Oct 04, 2017

Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded for "developing Cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution."

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The Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine Awarded to Circadian Biologists
The Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine Awarded to Circadian Biologists
News   Oct 02, 2017

The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has today decided to award the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine jointly to Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm.

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'Labyrinth' Chip Could Help Monitor Aggressive Cancer Stem Cells
'Labyrinth' Chip Could Help Monitor Aggressive Cancer Stem Cells
News   Sep 27, 2017

Inspired by the Labyrinth of Greek mythology, a new chip etched with fluid channels sends blood samples through a hydrodynamic maze to separate out rare circulating cancer cells into a relatively clean stream for analysis.

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Sound Waves Separate Biological Nanoparticles for 'Liquid Biopsies'
Sound Waves Separate Biological Nanoparticles for 'Liquid Biopsies'
News   Sep 27, 2017

A prototype device developed by an international team of engineers can sift exceedingly tiny particles called exosomes from blood samples without having to send samples off to a lab.

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