Neural Cells on Textured Semiconductor Material (image) North Carolina State University Share Print E-Mail Caption Changing the texture and surface characteristics of a semiconductor material at the nanoscale can influence the way that neural cells grow on the material. The PC12 cells in this image are growing abnormally -- spreading in all directions -- because they are on a randomly textured GaN surface. Credit Lauren Bain Usage Restrictions Image credit must be given. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.