Lab on a Chip is a peer-reviewed scientific journal which publishes original (primary) research and review articles on any aspect of miniaturisation at the micro and nano scale. Lab on a Chip is published monthly by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and the editor-in-chief is Harp Minhas. The journal was established in 2001 and hosts other RSC publications: Highlights in Chemical Technology and Highlights in Chemical Biology. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2010 impact factor of 6.260. Lab on a Chip publishes research at the micro- and nano-scale across a variety of disciplines including chemistry, biology, bioengineering, physics, electronics, clinical science, chemical engineering, and materials science. Lab on a Chip publishes full research papers, technical notes, urgent communications, critical and tutorial reviews, and mini-reviews.
New device allows for manipulation of differentiating stem cells
Electroporation is a powerful technique in molecular biology. By using an electrical pulse to create a temporary nanopore in a cell membrane, researchers can deliver chemicals, drugs, and DNA directly into a single cell.
Scientists sweep cells apart for use in medical research
Scientists have developed a new method to separate cells, which could lead to more efficient medical research.
Researchers have developed a diagnostic device to make portable health care possible
(Phys.org) —A patient sometimes waits days to receive a diagnosis after a trip to the doctor's office or a patient testing service center. And for those suffering from time-sensitive health conditions, ...
Human nasal epithelial cells cultured on a microchip react to air pollutants
The upper respiratory tract is the first line of defense against air pollutants, including allergens, bacteria and environmental toxicants. Finger-like protrusions called cilia on the surface of the human ...
Nanoscale production line for the assembly of biological molecules
Cars, planes and many electronic products are now built with the help of sophisticated assembly lines. Mobile assembly carriers, on to which the objects are fixed, are an important part of these assembly ...
Foam favorable for oil extraction: Experiments visualize methods for enhanced recovery from wells
A Rice University laboratory has provided proof that foam may be the right stuff to maximize enhanced oil recovery (EOR).
Ingested nanoparticles may damage liver
(Phys.org) —Nanoparticles in food, sunscreen and other everyday products have many benefits. But Cornell biomedical scientists are finding that at certain doses, the particles might cause human organ damage.
Scientists use 3D printing to make artificial blood vessels
The tangled highway of blood vessels that twists and turns inside our bodies, delivering essential nutrients and disposing of hazardous waste to keep our organs working properly has been a conundrum for scientists ...
Capillary device significantly improves manufacture of quality liposomes
When the English author Sir Francis Bacon wrote "The world's a bubble" in 1629, it's a safe bet he wasn't thinking about microfluidics. However, for a research team led by scientists at the National Institute ...
A passive method for sorting and fixing microbeads of different sizes
Biological assays are an integral part of the researcher's toolkit in the fields of biomolecular chemistry and genomics. Microfluidic microbead systems, which consist of arrays of beads coated with an assay-specific ...
NIST's simple microfluidic devices now have valves
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have added yet another innovation—miniature valves—to their ever-growing collection of inexpensive, easy-to-manufacture and highly ...
Engineer builds instrument to study effects of genes, environment on plant traits
Let's say plant scientists want to develop new lines of corn that will better tolerate long stretches of hot, dry weather.
Using nanotechnology to improve the speed, efficiency and sensitivity of biosensors
(Phys.org) —Over the past half-century, biosensors have opened a new window on the physical world while revolutionizing much of modern society.
Probe allows real-time imaging of electrode-liquid electrolyte interface
(Phys.org) —A new imaging capability that provides direct probing of the solid electrode-liquid electrolyte interface enables, for the first time, a way to investigate the surface region and diffused layer ...
Picture of health: A selfie that may save your life
(Phys.org) —With a new smartphone device, you can now take an accurate iPhone camera selfie that could save your life – it reads your cholesterol level in about a minute.