Microbots-origami caught a yeast cell

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Microbots-origami caught a yeast cell

Scientists from the University of North Carolina has published a video in which miniature robots are catching yeast cells. In the video you can see five cubes gently float, but then begin prikleilsya to each other, holding together in one line. Then a new structure, like the Pak-Manu begins to move, like opening and closing your mouth, and then enough «careless» cell.

Researchers call these polymeric cubes «microbots-origami» and describe them as modular structures with faces on which are deposited a metal coating, responsive to the located around the microscope magnets. Due to this, the microbots can be combined with each other, on the go preconfigurados in a variety of shapes. Now the creators use microbots for materials research at the micro level.

— to Take something big, and then perform with this item any mechanical manipulation is quite easy but to take it and flatten it, for example, one vesicle at a time — it is a more difficult — explains one of the authors of development.

The creators of the microbots are going to continue to study and predict the child's future biomedical devices that can simplify the work of doctors and scientists at the cellular level.

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