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December 15th, 2004

'Nano-needle' operates on cell

Abstract:
Scientists have performed a delicate surgical operation on a single living cell, using a needle that is just a few billionths of a metre wide.

This "nano-needle" was used together with an atomic force microscope (AFM) to penetrate the membrane of a cell to a depth of one or two micrometres.

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