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'Placenta-on-a-chip' models caffeine transport from mother to foetus

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Meet the scientist perfecting your pale ale

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Meet the scientist perfecting your pale ale

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Researchers at Edith Cowan University are using mass spectrometry to make beer taste better.

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'Placenta-on-a-chip' models caffeine transport from mother to foetus

'Placenta-on-a-chip' models caffeine transport from mother to foetus

US engineers have used microfluidic technology to model how compounds can be passed from a mother to a foetus.

Article 22 February, 2019
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