‘Mechanical engineer Adela Ben-Yakar, at the University of Texas at Austin, collaborated with stem cell biologist Joshua Brickman, from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark, to painstakingly develop an automated microfluidic device for the stable imaging of mice embryonic stem cells over a three-day period. They describe the device and its utility in Biomicrofluidics.

“Looking at single cells and seeing how, depending on their initial state, they respond, enables us to model the differentiation processes of stem cells and better control them,” said Ben-Yakar.’

Every step a cell takes, every move they make—scientists will be watching
Source: Phys.org by American Institute of Physics

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