Web Date: August 30, 2012
Wiring Up Living Tissue
Science and science fiction moved a little closer together with a report that researchers have created so-called cyborg tissue that seamlessly integrates electronics with living cells (Nat. Mater., DOI: 10.1038/nmat3404). The new synthetic biomaterial could be used to probe how cells respond to drugs and might one day lead to smart prosthetics and tissue implants that sense and respond to their biological environment.
In recent years, researchers have developed several examples of flexible and stretchable . . .
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