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Reprogrammable Origami Tubes May Provide Foundation for Antennas, Microfluidic Devices

Reprogrammable Origami Tubes May Provide Foundation for Antennas, Microfluidic Devices

Origami, the ancient art of paper folding, may soon provide a foundation for antennas that can reconfigure themselves to operate at different frequencies, microfluidic devices whose properties can change in operation – and even heating and air-conditioning ductwork that adjusts to demand.

Physicists Discover Route to Lab-on-a-Chip Technology for Magnetic Resonance

Physicists Discover Route to Lab-on-a-Chip Technology for Magnetic Resonance

A novel method of measuring magnetic resonance has been developed for use in lab-on-chip technology. The method uses a microscopic garnet crystal which nanomechanically twists in response to an external magnetic field which can be observed with spectroscopy.

Portable Lab-in-a-Briefcase Could Help Boost Cancer Detection in Developing Countries

Portable Lab-in-a-Briefcase Could Help Boost Cancer Detection in Developing Countries

Academics at Loughborough University hope to boost early detection rates of cancer in developing countries with their portable lab-in-a-briefcase that can operate even at high temperatures.

UARK Professor to Present on "From Microfluidics to Nanofluidics"

UARK Professor to Present on "From Microfluidics to Nanofluidics"

Professor Steve Tung of the Department of Mechanical Engineering will speak on "From Microfluidics to Nanofluidics" at the BAE Research Colloquium Seminar at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30, in ENGR 219.

Optofluidic Chip Detects Multiple Flu Strains

Optofluidic Chip Detects Multiple Flu Strains

New chip-based optical sensing technologies developed by researchers at UC Santa Cruz and Brigham Young University enable the rapid detection and identification of multiple biomarkers. In a paper published October 5 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers describe a novel method to perform diagnostic assays for multiple strains of flu virus on a small, dedicated chip.

Novel Lab in a Needle Device Could Provide Instant Results to Lab Tests

Novel Lab in a Needle Device Could Provide Instant Results to Lab Tests

Researchers at Houston Methodist, along with collaborators at two major Singapore institutions, have developed a lab in a needle device that could provide instant results to routine lab tests, accelerating treatment and diagnosis by days.

Penn State Researchers Develop New Acoustic Lab-on-a-Chip Cell Sorting Device

Penn State Researchers Develop New Acoustic Lab-on-a-Chip Cell Sorting Device

Commercial fluorescence activated cell sorters have been highly successful in the past 40 years at rapidly and accurately aiding medical diagnosis and biological studies, but they are bulky and too expensive ($200,000 -$1,000,000) for many labs or doctors’ offices. Most significantly, these types of cell sorters can present biohazard concerns for operators and may damage cells or alter their properties, making them unfit for further study. To address these issues, researchers at Penn State have developed a new lab-on-a-chip cell sorting device based on acoustic waves.

Microfluidics Technology-Based Lab-on-a-Chip Device Could Reduce Cost of Sophisticated Tests for Diseases

Microfluidics Technology-Based Lab-on-a-Chip Device Could Reduce Cost of Sophisticated Tests for Diseases

Rutgers engineers have developed a breakthrough device that can significantly reduce the cost of sophisticated lab tests for medical disorders and diseases, such as HIV, Lyme disease and syphilis.

Liver-on-Chip Device with Nanotechnology-Based Optoelectronic Sensors Mimicks Human Physiology

Liver-on-Chip Device with Nanotechnology-Based Optoelectronic Sensors Mimicks Human Physiology

Safety evaluation is a critical part of drug and cosmetic development. In recent years there is a growing understanding that animal experiments fail to predict the human response, necessitating the development of alternative models to predict drug toxicity.

Lab on a Chip Acoustofluidic Sputum Liquefaction Device for Safe Asthma and Tuberculosis Diagnostics

Lab on a Chip Acoustofluidic Sputum Liquefaction Device for Safe Asthma and Tuberculosis Diagnostics

A device to mix liquids utilizing ultrasonics is the first and most difficult component in a miniaturized system for low-cost analysis of sputum from patients with pulmonary diseases such as tuberculosis and asthma.