A spoonful of sugar helps control fluid flow
Research describes a simple, instrument-free method for controlling fluid flow in paper microfluidic devices by applying sugar solutions at different concentrations to slow down the flow of liquid.
Many diagnostic assays require the addition of several solutions and washing steps in a preci ... more
Tactics of new Middle East virus suggest treating by altering lung cells' response to infection
A new virus that causes severe breathing distress and kidney failure elicits a distinctive airway cell response to allow it to multiply. Scientists studying the Human Coronavirus-Erasmus Medical Center, which first appeared April 2012 in the Middle East, have discovered helpful details abou ... more
High glucose levels could impair ferroelectricity in body's connective tissues
High sugar levels in the body come at a cost to health. New research suggests that more sugar in the body could damage the elastic proteins that help us breathe and pump blood. The findings could have health implications for diabetics, who have high blood-glucose levels.
Researchers at the ... more