Microbubbles: Aqueous Two-Phase System Patterning of Microbubbles: Localized Induction of Apoptosis in Sonoporated Cells (Adv. Funct. Mater. 27/2013)



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A new method reported by Cheri X. Deng, Shuichi Takayama, and co-workers on page 3420 for studying apoptosis adapts microbubbles commonly used for ultrasound imaging to open pores in cell membranes when ultrasound is applied. The ability to pattern microbubbles directly on cells will enable high throughput studies of cell death.