December 17, 2004
'Nano-needle' operates on cellTopics: Medicine
BBC News (UK) Wednesday, 15 December, 2004, 11:06 GMT.
Scientists have performed a delicate surgical operation on a single living cell, using a needle that is just a few billionths of a metre wide.
They claim the procedure could be used to manipulate embryonic stem cells intended for use in medical treatment.
This "nano-needle" was used together with an atomic force microscope (AFM) to penetrate the membrane of a cell to a depth of one or two micrometres.
The Japanese team will outline details in a future issue of Nano-Letters. Continue reading....
Posted by Hyscience at December 17, 2004 3:00 AM
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