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General Physics Sep 09, 2020

New microfluidic device minimizes loss of high value samples

A major collaborative effort that has been developing over the last three years between ASU and European scientists, has resulted in a significant technical advance in X-ray crystallographic sample strategies.

Biochemistry Sep 08, 2020

Scientists develop low-cost chip to detect presence and quantity of COVID-19 antibodies

Robust and widespread antibody testing has emerged as a key strategy in the fight against SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. However current testing methods are too inaccurate or too expensive to ...

Biotechnology Sep 02, 2020

Novel technology for the selection of single photosynthetic cells

You might need a microscope to witness the next agricultural revolution. New research, published in the journal Science Advances, demonstrates how microfluidic technologies can be used to identify, isolate and propagate specific ...

Nanophysics Sep 02, 2020

Nanoparticle-based computing architecture for nanoparticle neural networks

Scalable nanoparticle-based computing architectures have several limitations that can severely compromise the use of nanoparticles to manipulate and process information through molecular computing schemes. The von Neumann ...

Biotechnology Sep 01, 2020

Researchers develop new chip design for analyzing plant-microbe interactions

Plants interact with certain microbes, such as bacteria and fungi, in mutually beneficial ways that scientists are only beginning to fully understand. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National ...

Materials Science Aug 28, 2020

Laser writing of nitrogen-doped silicon carbide for biological modulation

In materials science, conducting and semiconducting materials can be embedded in insulating polymeric substrates for useful biointerface applications. However, it is challenging to achieve the composite configuration directly ...

Materials Science Aug 28, 2020

A novel salvinia-like slippery surface

Superhydrophobic surfaces are widely used in many industrial settings, which mainly consist of rough solid protrusions that entrap air to minimize the liquid/solid area. The stability of the superhydrophobic state favors ...

Materials Science Aug 25, 2020

Less is more: A soft, self-actuated pump to simplify mechatronic devices

Modern mechatronic devices, from industrial machinery to robots, have seen a drastic increase in complexity and intricacy. With sophisticated functionalities being unlocked with each passing day, there has been an inevitable ...

Plants & Animals Aug 21, 2020

Microfluidic chip technology enables rapid multiplex diagnosis of plant viral diseases

A research group composed of Professor Takayuki Shibata and his colleagues at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology has applied a microfluidic chip technology to develop a multiplex ...

Biochemistry Aug 20, 2020

Studying viral outbreaks in single cells could reveal new ways to defeat them

Many viruses, including HIV and influenza A, mutate so quickly that identifying effective vaccines or treatments is like trying to hit a moving target. A better understanding of viral propagation and evolution in single cells ...

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