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Nanophysics Jan 14, 2021

Acoustofluidic centrifuge for nanoparticle enrichment and assortment

Liquid droplets have recently gained renewed attention as a simplified model for a variety of fascinating physical phenomena at the scale of the cell nucleus to stellar black holes. In a new report now published in Science ...

Analytical Chemistry Jan 14, 2021

Lab-on-a-chip test has potential to detect COVID-19 immune response faster than current antibody testing

A new antibody test being developed by a team that includes two SMU researchers has the potential to detect the presence of antibodies generated in response to COVID-19 faster and with more accuracy than current antibody ...

Biochemistry Jan 11, 2021

Expanding the boundaries of carbon dioxide fixation

Photorespiration is a highly energy consuming process in plants that leads to the release of previously fixed CO2. Thus, engineering this metabolic process is a key approach for improvement of crop yield and for meeting the ...

Nanophysics Jan 11, 2021

Self‐folding 3-D photosensitive graphene architectures

Stimuli-responsive, self-folding, two-dimensional (2-D) layered materials have interesting functions for flexible electronics, wearables, biosensors, and photonics applications. However, limits with scalability and a lack ...

Cell & Microbiology Jan 11, 2021

Same difference: Predicting divergent paths of genetically identical cells

A set of biomarkers not traditionally associated with cell fate can accurately predict how genetically identical cells behave differently under stress, according to a UT Southwestern study. The findings, published by Cell ...

Cell & Microbiology Jan 07, 2021

Simple bioreactor makes 'gut check' more practical

Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine researchers have found a way to mimic conditions in intestines, giving them a mechanical model for the real-time growth of bacterial infections.

Bio & Medicine Dec 22, 2020

Detecting COVID-19 antibodies in 10 seconds

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University report findings on an advanced nanomaterial-based biosensing platform that detects, within seconds, antibodies specific to SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Soft Matter Dec 18, 2020

Sound waves spin droplets to concentrate, separate nanoparticles

Mechanical engineers at Duke University have devised a method for spinning individual droplets of liquid to concentrate and separate nanoparticles for biomedical purposes. The technique is much more efficient than traditional ...

Biotechnology Oct 29, 2020

Researchers develop new gelatin microcarrier for cell production

Researchers from the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), MIT's research enterprise in Singapore, have developed a novel microcarrier for large-scale cell production and expansion that offers higher ...

Cell & Microbiology Nov 11, 2020

Scientists can now scoop contents of individual cells from their local environment

Scientists can now select individual cells from a population that grows on the surface of a laboratory dish and study their molecular contents. Developed by University of Toronto researchers, the new tool will enable a deeper ...

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