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Scientists implant transistor in living cell

posted by Jason Kottke   Jun 08, 2010

The man/machine union marches ever closer.

Scientists have embedded a nano-sized transistor inside a cell-like membrane and powered it using the cell’s own fuel. The research could lead to new types of man-machine interactions where embedded devices could relay information about the inner workings of disease-related proteins inside the cell membrane, and eventually lead to new ways to read, and even influence, brain or nerve cells.

When I first saw the headline, I thought that it said “embedded a nano-sized transistor radio“…now that would be something. (via jb)

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