Infographic: High Precision Magnetic Tweezers
Infographic: High Precision Magnetic Tweezers

Infographic: High Precision Magnetic Tweezers

Microscope-mounted magnets with computerized feedback control allow precision manipulations of intracellular objects.

Ruth Williams
Jun 1, 2019

To learn about cells’ workings by physically manipulating their contents, scientists devised a new form of magnetic tweezers. The system consists of magnets mounted on a microscope, which researchers use to control a tiny metallic bead with enough force to prod organelles.

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