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The first in our monthly research image series is this striking picture that looks almost as though it could be the atmosphere of a distant planet. In fact it shows the inside of a cell membrane. The cell has been split apart by particle enhanced cell lysis, which involves energising paramagnetic particles (the round balls in the picture) with ultrasound energy and using them to break down cells to capture their contents.
This image is a result of UWE PhD research, which aims to develop particle enhanced cell lysis as a novel technology for rapid diagnosis.
Courtesy of the Institute of Bio-Sensing Technology