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Technique Monitors Thousands of Molecules Simultaneously
May 1, 2007
A chemist at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. is making molecules the new-fashioned way--selectively harnessing thousands of minuscule electrodes on a tiny computer chip that do chemical reactions and yield molecules that bind to receptor sites. Kevin Moeller, Ph.D., Washington University professor of chemistry in Arts & Sciences, is doing this so that the electrodes on the chip can be used to monitor the biological behavior of up to 12,000 molecules at the same time.
Washington University in St. Louis
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