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Nano-sized Voltmeter Measures Electric Fields Deep Within Cells
November 29, 2007
A wireless, nanoscale voltmeter developed at the University of Michigan is overturning conventional wisdom about the physical environment inside cells, and may someday help researchers tackle such tricky medical issues as why cancer cells grow out of control and how damaged nerves might be mended.
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