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Ohio State University scientists move cells with joystick

Biomedical research could someday look a lot like playing video games, thanks to an Ohio State University team that has figured out how to manipulate cells with the swerve of a joystick, reports LiveScience.com.

The team at OSU put the device through its paces with magnetically-tagged T-cells, the body's guardians against infection. They snapped the cells to attention at one end of the chip, marched them down to the other end, and made them hop from one wire to another, reaching speeds of about 20 microns, or about a one-fifth the width of a human hair, per second.

Original source: LiveScience.com
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