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 chip makes testing for antibiotic-resistant bacteria faster, easier
We live in fear of 'superbugs': infectious bacteria that don't respond to treatment by antibiotics, and can turn a routine hospital stay into a nightmare. A 2015 Health Canada report estimates that superbugs have already ...
Engineer pursues biological solar power
A Binghamton University engineering researcher designed a biological solar cell that's a million times more effective than current technology. Preliminary data on Seokheun "Sean" Choi's next advancement is a thousand times ...
Stacking improves paper-based test kits and leads to greater accuracy
Paper-based kits for diagnosing disease from saliva samples will become more versatile and effective thanks to a technical development by researchers from the A*STAR Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology. Their innovation ...
New technology provides superior ability to rapidly detect volatile organic compounds
Over the past several decades, the progress in micro fabrication technology has revolutionized the world in such fields as computing, signal processing, and automotive manufacturing.
Google Glass app noninvasively analyzes plant health in seconds
Scientists from UCLA's California NanoSystems Institute have developed a Google Glass app that, when paired with a handheld device, enables the wearer to quickly analyze the health of a plant without damaging it.
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.
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 trying ...
Rapid test kit detects dengue antibodies from saliva
Finding out whether you have been infected with dengue may soon be as easy as spitting into a rapid test kit. The Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) of A*STAR has developed a paper-based disposable device ...
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, like heart attacks ...