Brainy Quote of the Day

Saturday, August 14, 2010

I wonder if I'm more positive (hopefully) potential...

"A nanometre-scale probe disguised as part of a biological membrane has successfully infiltrated and monitored a living cell. Researchers hope that the lipid-coated device will tell us more about the inner workings of cells.

"[Charles] Lieber and his colleagues (at Harvard) wanted to make a nanometre-scale device incorporating a transistor that would be able to enter a cell and take electrical readings without causing too much harm."

See Nature article: Nano-hairpin peeks into cells, by Zeeya Merali

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