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First mammalian 'cell phone'

(Phys.org)—Researchers from ETH Zurich have quite literally created a "cell phone": they have reprogrammed mammalian cells in such a way that they can "phone" each other via chemical signals.

Sep 17, 2012
4.5 / 5 (2) 1 | with audio podcast

Molecular algebra in mammalian cells

(Phys.org) -- Mammalian cells can now do what an electronic calculator can: perform logical calculations. Swiss researchers have equipped cells with a complex genetic network that can do more than just one ...

Jun 04, 2012
5 / 5 (1) 2 | with audio podcast

Biological computer destroys cancer cells

Researchers led by ETH professor Yaakov Benenson and MIT professor Ron Weiss have successfully incorporated a diagnostic biological "computer" network in human cells. This network recognizes certain cancer ...

Sep 01, 2011
5 / 5 (13) 3 | with audio podcast

How to control complex networks

At first glance, a diagram of the complex network of genes that regulate cellular metabolism might seem hopelessly complex, and efforts to control such a system futile.

May 12, 2011
5 / 5 (7) 3 | with audio podcast