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Electrotactic Movement Of C Elegans

January 6, 2010

Researchers at McMaster University have developed a way to propel and direct microscopic-sized worms (C. elegans nematodes) along a narrow channel using a mild electric field. The discovery opens up significant possibilities for developing high-throughput micro screening devices for drug discovery and other applications. This collaborative work, carried out by groups in Biology and Engineering, has been published in the journal Lab On A Chip. Credit: McMaster University



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