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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Using Light to Control Cell Clustering

Caption: A new study published in Nature Methods shows how blue light can be used as a switch to prompt targeted proteins to accumulate into large clusters. As seen in this time-lapse image, the solid white clusters form in about 60 seconds after exposure to blue light, and then break up completely about 13 minutes after the light is switched off.

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