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2009-11-17 07:50:00

A team led by Yale University scientists has developed a new approach to studying how immune cells chase down bacteria in our bodies.

2009-10-05 06:10:00

Researchers have developed a new method for studying bacterial swimming, one that allows them to trap Escherichia coli bacteria and modify the microbes' environment without hindering the way they move.

2009-10-04 15:30:13

Professors at the University of Illinois in Champaign say they have discovered a way to better study the bacterial swimming of E.

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2009-08-28 12:30:00

Manipulating tiny objects like single cells or nanosized beads often requires relatively large, unwieldy equipment, but now a system that uses sound as a tiny tweezers can be small enough to place on a chip, according to Penn State engineers.

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2009-08-11 12:10:00

Scientists drew fittingly from Roman mythology when they named a unique class of miniscule particles after the god Janus, who is usually depicted as having two faces looking in opposite directions.

2009-07-02 15:03:35

A new type of optical particle trap can be used to manipulate bacteria, viruses and other particles on a chip as part of an integrated optofluidic platform.

2009-06-14 12:29:32

Researchers at New York University have created a method to precisely bind nano- and micrometer-sized particles together into larger-scale structures with useful materials properties.

2009-05-12 07:34:34

Like tiny Jedi knights, tunable fluidic micro lenses can focus and direct light at will to count cells, evaluate molecules or create on-chip optical tweezers, according to a team of Penn State engineers.


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plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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