Microfluidic platform for testing novel drug treatments for aging and neurodegenerative diseases

High-speed opto-fluidics to screen entire nervous system in aging and disease

Figure describes a device that can manipulate small model nematodes (worms) in fluidic micro-channels. Populations of worms are treated with different drug compounds and then monitored for health of their entire nervous system at ultra-high speeds. This device will enable the discovery of new drugs to delay or prevent the progression of neurodegenerative diseases and aging.