New Nanoscale Tools for Interrogating Living Cells and Cell Networks

November 8, 2014
Nano-Bio Interfaces

Electrodes and electrode arrays capable of recording electrical signals from neurons come in an increasing number of shapes and sizes, and researchers are continuously adding capabilities. Nature Methods profiled several scientists working on new types of electrodes which are delivering ever more electrophysiological information from both intracellular and extracellular measurements, among them Prof. Hongkun Park's research group and its work on vertical nanowire electrode arrays. (See Vivien Marx, "Neurobiology: rethinking the electrode,"Nature Methods 11 (2014) | doi:10.1038/nmeth.3149.)