Controlling the Cellular Microenvironmnt in vitro

In order to understand how cells associate to form tissues and organs, it is necessary to determine the mechanisms that drive cell behaviors. Rather than studying cells in vivo,which would be significantly difficult, scientists use cell cultures. These are cells that have been removed form an organism and cultured in the laboratory. Using cell cultures, … More Controlling the Cellular Microenvironmnt in vitro

Cold plasma can kill 99.9% of airborne viruses

Dangerous airborne viruses are rendered harmless on-the-fly when exposed to energetic, charged fragments of air molecules, researchers have shown. They hope to one day harness this capability to replace a century-old device: the surgical mask. The U-M engineers have measured the virus-killing speed and effectiveness of nonthermal plasmas — the ionized, or charged, particles that … More Cold plasma can kill 99.9% of airborne viruses