Investigators at the University of Chicago have developed a droplet-based microfluidic device that allows them to stimulate, record, and analyze molecular signals with high temporal and spatial resolution.  
 
Previous techniques for stimulating and measuring chemical reactions in cells relied on laminar flow, which allows the chemicals under investigation to intermingle and disperse, making them difficult to control and measure.
 

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