"Nano-suits" scientists study animals in space-like conditions

04/16/2013 | LiveScience.com

Microscopically thin "nano-suits" can keep creatures alive in space-like conditions, a discovery that scientists say opens doors for studying them in a vacuum that would normally kill the animals. "Many scientists can expect many new scientific discoveries with our method or by improving our method," said biologist Takahiko Hariyama. "When we can observe movements and interactions in fine structures, we are able to understand the mechanisms and to make fine engineering devices. When we understand things in detail, we can control many diseases."

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