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MEMS enable 'human body on a chip'

8/6/2012 09:37 PM EDT
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R_Colin_Johnson
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re: MEMS enable 'human body on a chip'
R_Colin_Johnson   8/7/2012 12:07:47 AM
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Microfluidics is enabling a whole new arena of bio-cicuitry that combines living tissue functionality with electronic control. Like the neural networks on-a-chip in the 1990s, these chips embed electronic sensors underneath living cells. However, the addition of microfluidics to pipe around fluids that emulate the interactions among our different systems--from nervous to respiratory--these new human-bodies on-a-chip should speed both drug discovery and security screening.

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prabhakar_deosthali   8/7/2012 7:20:10 AM
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That is a great initiative by MIT. Once such chips are available, the human volunteers ( and also the guinea pigs) will no longer be required to endanger their lives for new vaccine and drugs testing

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agk   8/7/2012 9:33:30 AM
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As mentioned here when this is adapted in stem cell testing for personalized remedies patients will get better treatment or a permanent cure without any side effects.

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