Fabrication of Sperm-like Magnetic Microswimmers Using Microfluidics
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1w ago
Microswimmers are tiny robotic entities designed to move through fluids, and they hold significant promise for applications such as targeted drug delivery and minimally invasive surgery. Recent advancements in micro-robotics have paved the way for significant developments in biomedical applications. Among these, the creation of ..read more
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Advancing Tuberculosis Therapy with Microfluidic Technology
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2w ago
Tuberculosis (TB) remains one of the most persistent global health threats, primarily due to the ability of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) to develop drug resistance and persist in the host for extended periods. The slow and grueling treatment process, often marred by relapse, underscores the urgent ..read more
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High-throughput Droplet Microfluidics Enables Discovery of Novel Mini Proteins
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1M ago
In the continuous search to understand life's origins and harness biotechnology's potential, scientists have made a new discovery using high-throughput droplet microfluidics: a minimalist enzyme, derived from a library of de novo designed proteins, exhibiting remarkable biological activity. This enzyme, named mini-cAMPase, challenges our understanding ..read more
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New Approaches to Vascularization in Organoid Cultures Using Microfluidic Devices
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1M ago
In tissue engineering, the creation of a vascular network within organoids that can efficiently supply nutrients and oxygen while removing waste is a significant challenge. Most tissues thicker than 400 µm require such a network to prevent necrosis. Traditionally, organoids are often transplanted into host ..read more
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Advancing Cardiac Tissue Engineering: Microfluidic Systems and Heart ECM Integration
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1M ago
Recent advancements in the field of tissue engineering have yielded a novel culture system that significantly enhances the fabrication of human cardiac tissues. This system integrates a microfluidic platform with a heart extracellular matrix (HEM) hydrogel, designed to foster the maturation of tissues that more closely ..read more
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Precise Single-Cell Analysis through On-Chip Fiber Optics
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2M ago
The ability to analyze individual cells allows scientists to uncover a wealth of information hidden in the cellular heterogeneity of tissues, leading to breakthroughs in understanding diseases and developing targeted treatments. However, despite the critical importance of this research, traditional methods of single-cell analysis, particularly ..read more
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Integrating Functional Vascularized Organoids-on-Chip
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4M ago
Recent advancements in tissue engineering and organ-on-chip technology have led to the development of a novel microfluidic platform designed for the encapsulation and long-term culture of various types of cell aggregates with an emphasis on vascularization. This microfluidic chip represents a step forward in addressing ..read more
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Bridging Nature and Technology: Precision Engineering of Spider Silk with Microfluidics
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4M ago
The marvel of spider silk, with its unmatched strength, elasticity, and biodegradability, has long captivated scientists and engineers. The quest to synthesize spider silk outside of its natural context has faced numerous challenges, primarily due to the complex molecular processes involved. However, a groundbreaking study ..read more
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Exploring the Mechanics of Cancer Cell Metastasis Through Microfluidics
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4M ago
In the fight against cancer, understanding the mechanics of metastasis—the process by which cancer spreads from one part of the body to another—is crucial. Cancer metastasis is a complex process that involves more than just the genetic and biochemical makeup of cancer cells; the physical ..read more
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Study of Eccrine Sweat Gland Development Using Microfluidic Chips Fabricated at uFluidix
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5M ago
Eccrine sweat glands are vital for human thermoregulation and, like other mammalian skin appendages, originate from multipotent epidermal progenitors. This research, leveraging advanced microfluidic technology, offers fascinating insights into the intricacies of eccrine gland formation and its potential applications in dermatology and regenerative medicine. "Our study ..read more
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