26 Aug 2019
DNA sequencing technologies are indispensable in medicine, although having quick access to results has historically been a challenge. As part of a collaboration, researchers at the Okinawa Institute...
Type: News Article
26 Aug 2019
The DNA, enzyme, and other compounds needed for DNA replication are placed in a liquid and loaded onto the plastic chip (“fluid in”). Here, the DNA (“substrate”) sticks to the nanomushroom structures...
Type: Photo
26 Aug 2019
A researcher squirts reactants onto a tiny plastic chip, where the reaction takes place. A light sensor placed above the chip detects the reaction and provides real time results.
Type: Photo
9 May 2019
OIST’s Prof. Amy Shen and her unit explore the strange world of fluids at tiny scales. But that’s just part of the big picture. See what makes their science flow!   Music Credits: "Galaxy (...
Type: Video
18 Mar 2019
Both developing babies and elderly adults share a common characteristic: the many cells making up their bodies are always on the move. As we humans commute to work, cells migrate through the body to...
Type: Press release
11 Mar 2019
The Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit has devised a machine learning software to segment, track, and analyze the movement of migrating cells. Named Usiigaci, a Ryukyuan word that means “tracing,” the...
Type: Video
11 Mar 2019
Usiigachi, a software developed by the Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit, allows users to easily segment, track and analyze the migration of label-free cells. The tool can be used as an all-in-one solution...
Type: Photo
11 Mar 2019
Prof. Amy Shen (left) and Hsieh-Fu Tsai of the Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit stand beside the microscope that they use to capture images of migrating cells. As an initial step to pursue his thesis...
Type: Photo
9 Nov 2018
Viscoelastic fluids are everywhere, whether racing through your veins or through 1,300 kilometers of pipe in the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Unlike Newtonian fluids, such as oil or water, viscoelastic...
Type: Press release
7 Nov 2018
Researchers in the Micro/Bio/Nanofluids Unit capture snapshots of flowing fluid by seeding it with tracer particles, as depicted here. Each image is captured at a different moment in time, so the...
Type: Photo
7 Nov 2018
This phase diagram summarizes results from a study by the Micro/Bio/Nanofluids Unit on the flow of viscoelastic fluids over wavy surfaces. The flow patterns depend on fluid elasticity (encapsulated...
Type: Photo
15 Aug 2018
A nanomushroom chip undergoing testing with an LSPR device.
Type: Photo
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