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July 2013 Volume 8 No 7

The development of sophisticated devices to monitor, and eventually interfere with, essential cellular processes is an ongoing challenge. Now, José A. Plaza and colleagues have fabricated silicon chips that are small enough to be internalized inside cells and detect intracellular pressure changes. These devices can be considered the first step towards achieving a broad range of intracellular nanochips. A pseudocoloured scanning microscopy image (on the cover) shows a HeLa cell interacting with a silicon chip pressure sensor.

Letter p517

IMAGE: MARTA DUCH AND JOSÉ A. PLAZA

COVER DESIGN: ALEX WING

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