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Many infections in humans, including medical device infections, chronic wounds, staph skin infections, and endocarditis, involve biofilms (1). Troublingly, due to their protective matrix, many...

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Bacterial biofilms are found throughout nature, in places such as ponds, the human body, and food. Although humans peacefully co-exist and even benefit from many...

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Manual Patch Clamping: An Art Form In the 1990s, if you wanted to study the activity of ionotropic receptors across the membrane of cells, your...

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Mechanical forces have been shown to impact cell phenotype and function in vivo. The most prolific of these forces is shear stress, induced by fluid...

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In vivo, most cell types exist surrounded by moving fluid that influences their phenotype and function. The flow created from moving fluids creates shear stress,...

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The satisfaction that comes from seeing a carefully designed experiment unfold and coalesce into a clue, an answer, or a new tool is what makes...

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Long-term health effects of smoking According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease, disability, and...

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As my mother, a seasoned scientist and lab veteran who has trained countless students and post-docs, likes to say, “They don’t call it RE-search for...

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This blog highlights the real-world benefits of the BioFlux system's contactless pumping to the lab of Dr. Clemence Belleannee of the University of Laval.

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Breast cancer metastasis decreased by modulating potassium channels

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This blog looks at some of the factors that can affect sleep throughout our lives, and how it can be positively or negatively modulated.

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hERG, patch clamp, cardiac safety, drug discovery, cardiac risk assessment

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