Improving Health Assessments with a Single Cell

Caltech researchers have developed quick, low-cost, and portable microchip for immune monitoring and clinical applications. There's a wealth of health information hiding in the human immune system. Accessing it, however, can be very challenging. Now, research led by scientists from Caltech has shown that a new generation of microchips developed by the team can quickly and inexpensively assess immune function by examining biomarkers—proteins that can reflect the response of the immune system to disease—from single cells. [MORE]