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  • August 10, 2010
    Prof. Bashir is quoted in a Science review article
    Who needs labels? Whether based on optical, mechanical, or electrical detection, label-free methods can probe molecular pas de deux in their native, unadulterated states. As a result, they are faster, simpler, and more physiological than their labeled counterparts.
  • June 11, 2008
    Living cantilever arrays for characterization of mass of single live cells in fluids
    How much does a cell weigh? US chemists are using miniature cantilevers to find out. 'Cell mass is directly related to cell growth and division,' says Rashid Bashir at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In an effort to understand the role a cell's mass plays in these processes, Bashir and colleagues have designed a device to measure an individual cell's mass as it grows in fluid. more >>

  • September 6, 2006
    Nanoscale cantilevers behave anomalously
    Normally a cantilever's resonant frequency decreases when molecules attach to it – a finding that is the basis of nanomechanical sensing devices. But now researchers from Purdue University, US, have found that the resonant frequency of some nanoscale cantilevers may actually increase on the addition of molecules. more >>