Yosi Shacham-Diamand

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We describe a new method for rapid, sensitive, and high-throughput detection of colon cancer cells' response to differentiation therapy, using a novel electrochemical lab-on-a-chip system. Differentiation-inducing agents such as butyric acid and its derivatives were introduced to miniature colon cancer samples within the nanovolume chip chambers. The(More)
Chronic electrodes are widely used for brain degenerative and psychiatric diseases such as Parkinson's disease,major depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder, and for neuronal prosthesis. Brain immune reaction to electrodes in the form of glial scar encapsulates the electrode and reduces the efficacy of deep brain stimulation and neuronal(More)
In this paper the replacement of a lost learning function of rats through a computer-based real-time recording and feedback system is shown. In an experiment two recording electrodes and one stimulation electrode were implanted in an anesthetized rat. During a classical-conditioning paradigm, which includes tone and airpuff stimulation, biosignals were(More)
In the framework of this study, target identification and localization of differentiation patterns by means of dielectric spectroscopy is presented. Here, a primary pre-osteoblastic bone marrow-derived MBA-15 cellular system was used to study the variations in the dielectric properties of mesenchymal stem cells while exposed to differentiation regulators.(More)
Bioluminescence-based whole cell biosensors are devices that can be very useful for environmental monitoring applications. The advantages of these devices are that they can be produced as a single-chip, low-power, rugged, inexpensive component, and can be deployed in a variety of non-laboratory settings. However, such biosensors encounter inherent problems(More)
Electrochemical signal detection can be readily integrated in biosensors and is thus an attractive alternative to optical detection methods. In the field of environmental chemistry and ecotoxicology there is a growing demand for lab-independent devices based on whole cell biosensors for the detection of genotoxic compounds. Because of the broad occurrence(More)
Dielectric spectroscopy (DS) of living biological cells is based on the analysis of the complex dielectric permittivity of cells suspended in a physiological medium. It provides knowledge on the polarization-relaxation response of cells to external electric field as function of the excitation frequency. This response is strongly affected by both structural(More)
An electrochemical nano-biochip for water toxicity detection is presented. We describe chip design, fabrication, and performance. Bacteria, which have been genetically engineered to respond to environmental stress, act as a sensor element and trigger a sequence of processes, which leads to generation of electrical current. This novel, portable and miniature(More)
Recent advances in the convergence of the biological, chemical, physical, and engineering sciences have opened new avenues of research into the interfacing of diverse biological moieties with inanimate platforms. A main aspect of this field, the integration of live cells with micro-machined platforms for high throughput and bio-sensing applications, is the(More)
The dielectric dispersion characteristics of cellular suspensions are fundamentally determined based on the analogy to composite dielectric materials when periodically and discrete arrangement of cells is assumed. However, under native physiological conditions, when flocculation and clamping events usually occur, those assumptions are usually not valid. In(More)