3D Silicon Jungle Gyms for Cells

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Image: John Rogers, University of Illinois

3D micro- and nano-scale silicon structures mimic the cytoskeletal webs and neural circuits found in biology. They are built by buckling 2D structures into precisely defined 3D shapes and have been used as a scaffolding on which to grow and manipulate cells.

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