(University of Illinois College of Engineering) In a recent paper published in Nature Communications, University of Illinois professor Andrew Smith reported the invention of a new technology platform that digitally counts, for the first time ever, the amount of growth factor entering an individual cell. Prior to this, researchers inferred growth factor binding based on how the receiving cells responded when the growth factor molecules were introduced.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-02/uoic-ira022219.php