3 - Science News Whipping Fluids Along In Microlabs

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Science News / Whipping Fluids Along In Microlabs http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/40459/title/Whipping_f. .. 1 of 2 2/18/09 1:52 PM Home / News / News item By Patrick Barry Web edition : Friday, January 30th, 2009 Cells inside the lungs beat microscopic cilia back and forth to move mucus up the trachea toward the mouth, thus helping to flush out dust and other debris. Researchers want to mimic this design for moving fluids through tiny channels in a biological "lab on a chip." Charles Daghlian Enlarge CILIUM BY DESIGN http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/40459 WHIPPING FLUIDS ALONG IN MICROLABS Scientists detail one way for hairlike structures to move liquid in a “lab on a chip” Taking a cue from nature, scientists have shown one way that microscopic, hairlike structures could move liquid through tiny channels in a “lab on a chip” — essentially a miniaturized biology lab etched into a device roughly the size of a computer chip. Developing microlabs is a burgeoning area of research, and one of the principle challenges is controlling the flow of fluids at the minute scale of micrometers. In
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