Cells Under New Microscope

This is a story about drunken fruit flies. Well, actually it's about a new focus in the field of biology: how some scientists are moving from the chemistry of looking at living cells as machinery.

The change could lead to new tools for understanding and treating disease. WBUR's Health and Science reporter Allan Coukell explains.


Coverage of nanotechnology on WBUR is made possible in part by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network, and the National Science Foundation.

This program aired on October 20, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.


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