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July 27th, 2010

Controlling Animal Behavior Through Heated Nanoparticles

Abstract:
Imagine the power to remotely control the behavior of another being. It sounds like science fiction, but researchers at the University of Buffalo (UB) recently demonstrated that they can indeed stimulate cells to manipulate the movements of tiny worms.

Utilizing clusters of heated, magnetic nanoparticles, scientists targeted cell membranes which allowed them to remotely control ion channels, neurons, and even animal behavior. Their findings were published earlier this month in Nature Nanotechnology.

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