Scientists Implant Tiny Lasers Into Living Cells

Health and Medicine Photo credit: A living macrophage cell showing the implanted laser (green dot). Marcel Shubert et al./St.Andrews

It sounds like a plot from a science fiction movie, but quite incredibly scientists have managed to implant tiny lasers into living cells. In the quest to track cells as they move about and interact, the researchers have created miniature lasers that when internalized by the cell can be used to follow cells for weeks at a time. The study...

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