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Heat and Manipulate, One Cell at a Time

2022-08-15

Heat and Manipulate, One Cell at a Time

Researchers at Kanazawa University report in ACS Nano the development of a nanoparticle that acts as a heater and a thermometer. Inserting the nanoparticle in living cells results in a heat spot that, by switching it on and off, enables the controlled modulation of local cellular activities.