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Ligand Chip Helps Manipulate Cells

Science  24 Nov 2000:
Vol. 290, Issue 5496, pp. 1477-1478
DOI: 10.1126/science.290.5496.1477a

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Scientists at the University of Chicago have found an electrochemical way to control interactions between cells and a chip. It's an improvement over existing methods of influencing cell behavior, none of which allows control over cell-surface activities with chip-bound molecules. Researchers say the achievement could be a key step toward a wide variety of applications--everything from new drug assays to prosthetic aids that replace damaged neurons.