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Chips that listen to bacteria

February 10, 2014

CMOS technology Researchers led by Ken Shepard, an electrical engineering and biomedical engineering professor at Columbia University School of Engineering and Lars Dietrich, a biological sciences assistant professor at Columbia University, have shown integrated circuit technology can be used for a most unusual application--the study of signaling in bacterial colonies. Full Story

Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

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