Erroneous characterization of nanomaterials can misinform the study of a new medicine’s safety and efficacy.
A mouse embryonic stem cell grows on a bed of silicone nanotubes.
May 9, 2014|
May 9, 2014
Agreed, Mr. Bennett makes an apt observation. With what was this image created? Is it EM (with false color)? Light microscopy? At what magnification? With what 'scope?
How do the nanotubes function as a "nursery bed" for the stem cells (even a brief overview would have been useful)? Also, it appears, in this image, that the nanotubes are piercing the cell surface. Is this the case and, if so, why no comments on how this does or does not impact cell function?
Respectfully, Dr. Jonas Moses