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
15 Aug 2018
Hot chip: the nanomushroom chip used to grow bacterial colonies for testing
Type: Photo
15 Aug 2018
(from left to right) Mr Kang-Yu Chu,  Dr. Riccardo Funari and Dr. Nikhil Bhalla brought together their diverse skills to tackle biofilms.
Type: Photo
15 Aug 2018
The never-ending fight against bacteria has taken a turn in humanity’s favor with the announcement of a tool that could give the upper hand in drug research. Bacterial resistance to antibiotics has...
Type: News Article
23 Feb 2018
Using their innovative printing technique, the Micro/Bio/Nanofluidics Unit at OIST has developed a nanoplasmonic material containing millions of mushroom-like structures covered with a uniform layer...
Type: Photo
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