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Findings from Inha University Provides New Data on Caenorhabditis elegans

May 20, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Current study results on Caenorhabditis elegans have been published. According to news reporting from Inchon, South Korea, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "In this study, we propose a novel micro-/nanofluidic device that can generate a chemical concentration gradient using a parallel nanochannel as gradient generator. This device is easy to fabricate, showing high reproducibility."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Inha University, "Its main feature is the multiple-nanochannel-based gradient generator, which permits the diffusion of small molecules and tunably generates concentration gradients. The nanopattern for the nanochannels can be rapidly and easily fabricated by wrinkling a diamond-like carbon thin film which is deposited on a polydimethylsiloxane substrate; the generation of the concentration gradient can be adjusted by controlling the dimensions of the nanochannels. The developed gradient generator is embedded into a microfluidic device to study chemotaxis in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, which has a highly developed chemosensory system and can detect a wide variety of chemical molecules."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "This device shows good performance for rapid analysis of C. elegans chemotaxis under sodium chloride stimuli."

For more information on this research see: Micro-/nanofluidic device for tunable generation of a concentration gradient: application to Caenorhabditis elegans chemotaxis. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2014;406(11):2679-2686. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry can be contacted at: Springer Heidelberg, Tiergartenstrasse 17, D-69121 Heidelberg, Germany. (Springer - www.springer.com; Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry - www.springerlink.com/content/1618-2642/)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Z. Wang, Inha University, Dept. of Biol Engn, Inchon 402751, South Korea. Additional authors for this research include I. Lee, T.J. Jeon and S.M. Kim (see also Caenorhabditis elegans).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Inchon, South Korea, Rhabditidae, Life Sciences, Caenorhabditis elegans

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