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Lab Technologies

Image: A three-dimensional (3D) printed microfluidic probe. Cube-shaped and green-colored, this probe is about the size of a ring box; however, the design can be printed in many sizes (Photo courtesy of NYU Abu Dhabi).

Protocol Published for Manufacture of 3D-Printed Probes for Research

A detailed protocol for producing microfluidic probes (MFPs) by simple three-dimensional (3D) printing was evaluated and made public for the general research community. More...
23 Aug 2018
Image: A scanning electron microscopy (SEM) images confirm the deposition of an extracellular matrix, which embeds cells, presumably of both stromal and blood origins (Photo courtesy of the University of Basel).

Bone Marrow Model Promotes Growth of Blood Cell Progenitors

A recently developed culture technique has enabled researchers to establish conditions that mimic human bone marrow niches and support the maintenance of some hematopoietic stem and progenitor cell lines. More...
14 Jun 2018
Image: Collagen from a healthy engineered lung tissue (Photo courtesy of Dr. Ruogang Zhao).

In Vitro System Developed for Studying Lung Fibrosis

A novel lung-on-a-chip device was tested in a proof-of-principle study with results suggesting that this technology could be used to evaluate a variety of potential treatments for lung fibrosis. More...
05 Jun 2018
Image: Micrograph of a microwell plate containing kidney organoids, generated by liquid handling robots from human stem cells. Red, green, and yellow colors mark distinct segments of the kidney (Photo courtesy of the Freedman Laboratory, University of Washington School of Medicine).

Automated System Developed for Human Organoid Production

An automated liquid handling system has been established for the rapid production of human organoids derived from pluripotent stem cells. More...
30 May 2018
Image: Photomicrographs of A549 lung cancer cells; left = untreated; right = treated with quantum dots (Photo courtesy of Swansea University).

Nontoxic QD Nanoparticles Inhibit Cancer Cell Growth

An environmentally friendly method has been developed for the production of quantum dot nanoparticles, which have antimicrobial properties and demonstrate potential for cancer diagnosis and treatment. More...
29 May 2018
Image: The large green structures are the P. vivax parasites surrounded by human liver cells (Photo courtesy of Dr. John Adams, University of South Florida).

New Method Developed for Malaria Parasite Tissue Culture

A new method for maintaining the liver form of the malaria parasite in tissue culture is expected to lay the foundation for next-generation malaria control and elimination. More...
23 May 2018
Image: A scanning electron microscope image shows the surface of a new chemical sensing chip. The surface consists of gold nanoparticles (small bright dots) that have been deposited over silver nanoparticles (light gray regions) to form a hybrid gold-silver nanostructure (Photo courtesy of Nan Zhang, University at Buffalo).

Novel Sensory Chip for Rapid Detection of Illegal Drugs

A novel sensory chip is expected to serve as the basis for a low-cost diagnostic platform for the rapid detection of illegal drugs such as cocaine. More...
22 May 2018

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