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Shedding Light on Living Cells.
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PMID:  25469452     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
An overview of the optical methods available to modulate the cellular activity in cell cultures and biological tissues is presented, with a focus on the use of exogenous functional materials that absorb electromagnetic radiation and transduce it into a secondary stimulus for cell excitation, with high temporal and spatial resolution. Both organic and inorganic materials are critically evaluated, for in vitro and in vivo applications. Finally, as a direct practical application of optical-stimulation techniques, the most recent results in the realization of artificial visual implants are discussed.
Authors:
Maria Rosa Antognazza; Nicola Martino; Diego Ghezzi; Paul Feyen; Elisabetta Colombo; Duco Endeman; Fabio Benfenati; Guglielmo Lanzani
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-12-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1521-4095     ISO Abbreviation:  Adv. Mater. Weinheim     Publication Date:  2014 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-12-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-12-4    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9885358     Medline TA:  Adv Mater     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2014 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.
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