Catch up on stories from the past week (and beyond) at the Slashdot story archive

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
For the out-of-band Slashdot experience (mostly headlines), follow us on Twitter, or Facebook. ×
Biotech

+ - Nanowires Inject Stuff Into Living Cells ->

TechRev_AL writes: A scientist at Harvard University has developed a clever trick for manipulating the insides of living cells. Hongkun Park grows cells on top of nanowires so that the wires poke into the cells like needles, which allows molecules to be delivered inside them. To use the nanowires to deliver molecules, Park's team first treats them with a chemical that would allow molecules to bind relatively weakly to the surface of the nanowires. Then they coat the wires with a molecule or combination of molecules of interest. When cells are impaled on the nanowires, the molecules are released into the cells' interior. This gallery of images shows the cells growing on top of the nanowires.
Link to Original Source
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Nanowires Inject Stuff Into Living Cells

Comments Filter:

You're using a keyboard! How quaint!

Working...