University Of Michigan Launches Ambitious Exploration Of Inner Space

February 26, 2003 | Source: ScienceDaily

University of Michigan researchers will attempt to capture never-before-seen views of the chemical activity inside living cells in real time and 3-D.

The team will be using synthetic nanoprobes small enough to fit inside a cell without interrupting its normal functions to measure the activity of crucial metal ions like zinc and copper as the cell works. Sophisticated statistical modeling programs will be used to interpret the data.

News tip: Walter Purvis