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U of Chicago Scientists Invent Device That Controls, Measures Dynamics of Chemicals in Live Tissue

October 27, 2008

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The "chemistrode," a droplet-base microfluidic device, provides new, exciting opportunities to study stimulus-response dynamics in chemistry and biology. It will help researchers study any surface that responds to chemical stimulation (cells, tissue, biofilms, catalytic surfaces, etc.). It may also help neurologists, cardiologists and endocrinologists study and diagnose diseases. Researchers have already used it to measure how a single murine islet responds to glucose. Full Story

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