July 7, 2010

Magnetic Nanoparticles Remotely Control Neurons and Animal Behavior

Clusters of heated, magnetic nanoparticles targeted to cell membranes can remotely control ion channels, neurons and even animal behavior, according to a paper published by University at Buffalo physicists in Nature Nanotechnology. In this video: Group of c. elegans worms prepared by UB team with nanoparticles at their sensory neurons respond to the application of a magnetic field. Credit: University at Buffalo

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