Scientists use electrical current to herd cells

03/11/2014 | Nanowerk

Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, were able to direct the flow of cells using an electrical current in a technique that might eventually be used in a "smart" bandage or for tissue engineering. An electrical current of about five volts per centimeter guided the migration of epithelial cells along the resulting electric field, the scientists report in the journal Nature Materials.

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