February 18, 2014
A Columbia University research team has demonstrated that integrated circuit technology can be used for a study of signaling in bacterial colonies.
The researchers have developed a complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) chip that enables them to electrochemically image the signaling molecules from these colonies spatially and temporally.
In effect, they have developed chips that “listen” to bacteria.
“This is an exciting new application for CMOS technology that will… read more