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Media Contact:Jordan Reese | jreese@upenn.edu | 215-573-6604January 15, 2008

Penn Engineers Create Carbon Nanopipettes That Are Smaller Than Cells and Measure Electric Current

PHILADELPHIA –- University of Pennsylvania engineers and physicians have developed a carbon nanopipette thousands of times thinner than a human hair that measures electric current and delivers fluids into cells. Researchers developed this tiny carbon-based tool to probe cells with minimal intrusion and inject fluids without damaging or inhibiting cell growth.

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Expert comment: Every time you "click," you're being watched

Expert:
Joseph Turow, Ph.D.
The Robert Lewis Shayon Professor of Communication
Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

Professor Turow has been described as “the reigning academic expert on media fragmentation.” (New York Times magazine)

Research interests:
• Online privacy
• Marketing and the new media world
• Interaction of media industries

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