Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Testing therapies one cell at a time

It seems the good old fashioned way to test therapeutics on a plate of cells is getting obsolete. now the new thing is to test it in individual cells. You can certainly save on the cost of reagents. All you need is a freekin laser, a bunch of fluoresent markers and dyes and 13 million dollars. And so is born the National Technology Center for Networks and Pathways from Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh.