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Nanoneedle: A multifunctional tool for biological studies in living cells

Yum, Kyungsuk and Wang, Ning and Yu, Min-Feng (2009) Nanoneedle: A multifunctional tool for biological studies in living cells. nanoscale .

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The interface of nanotechnology and biology, or nanobiotechnology, has brought in new opportunities and generated exciting development recently. Nanotechnology provides new tools for studying biology; biology provides the ultimate examples of functional nanomachines for nanotechnology.1,2 From the point view of the former, the materials and tools developed in nanotechnology can provide new ways to study biological mechanisms, especially at the cellular and molecular levels, because of the similar length scales that nanomaterials and biomolecules share and the similar physical scales (e.g., nanometre-scale displacement and pico-Newton scale force) between what nanotechnology tools can provide/measure and what biologists want to observe in living cells.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Biomedical Science > Nanobiotechnology
ID Code:7918
Deposited By:CSMNT
Deposited On:03 Jan 2010 03:38
Last Modified:03 Jan 2010 03:38

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