Friday, November 14, 2008


Canadian medical scientists have developed a laser technology that mimics the proteinpatterns surrounding cells in vivo. Resea rchers say the new technology could lead to greatadvances in neuroscience.

To illustrate the precision of the 'protein patterning technique', the team reproduceda painting in the miniature dimension of only 200 microns wide (about the thickness of two hairs). The technology was also used to replicate the brain's complex cellular environment.

Scientists say this technology can very well encourage and guide the growth of nerve cells.This system can essentially fabricate complex methods to grow cells, and is very relevant toneuroscience and immunology research.

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