July 5, 2019

Artist's concept of a nanoprobe connecting to a neuron (Image courtesy Lieber Group, Harvard University. All rights reserved)

An article published in the journal “Nature Nanotechnology” riporta the creation of arrays of nanoprobes small enough to be able to record the internal work of cardiac cells and primary neurons. A team of researchers from the Universities of Surrey and Harvard produced U-shaped nanowire field-effect transistor probes. The possibility of measuring intracellular signals offers new possibilities in the medical field but also technological developments related to human-machine interfaces.