Exciting patterns

Coloured like Freddy Krueger's jumper, some of these cells can conduct electricity.

Nenad Bursac, Duke University

Parallel lines of cultured cells are stained to indicate whether they are electrically conductive or not.

A trio from Duke University tweaked the cells' excitability using bacterial genes. For more, check out their work in Nature Communications.

  1. http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms13132
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