Cancer cells have a terrifying-yet-ingenious way of passing through even the smallest blood vessels to spread throughout the human body, according to a new study by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital. Figuring out how to prevent them from doing so may help slow down the spread of this killer disease.
We've heard a lot about self-assembling structures, but we rarely get to see a cool visual demonstration. This video shows several shapes and even complex, interlocking structures being assembled through "microfluidic channels."
Albert Folch is a bioengineering professor at the University of Washington whose Folcher Lab is devoted to building better tools for cell cultures. As he puts it on his lab website, "We apply micro- and nanofabrication techniques to quantitatively design the micro/nanofluidic environment and/or the underlying…