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Rapid mass changes measured in cells

An ultrasensitive balance has been developed to weigh single or multiple cells, at high time and mass resolution — revealing fast and subtle mass fluctuations during the cell cycle and viral infection. See Letter p.500

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Figure 1: An ultrasensitive balance to weigh living cells.

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Alsteens, D., Dufrêne, Y. Rapid mass changes measured in cells. Nature 550, 465–466 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/550465a

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