Cyborg cell

2019-03-07 02:18:04

A living human cell has been combined with a microchip by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. Zapping cells with electric currents makes pores open in the cell wall, which can be used to get drugs into cells. But it’s hard to tell if the right voltage has been used. The new chip sandwiches the cell between conducting solutions, allowing researchers to detect the change in current when pores form,