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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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Out of Sorts with Flow Sorting?

Generating edited monoclonal cell lines has become the first, and often the most important, step in therapeutic discovery pipelines. From editing to clonal expansion, cell

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Why Do Cells Need Each Other?

Single cell workflows are hot topics in scientific research today. The ability to turn a single cell into a viable monoclonal colony is essential for

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