New Artificial Cells Develop Like Natural Cells

GreenTracker| University of Pittsburgh engineers have designed artificial cells capable of self-organizing into independent groups that can communicate and cooperate. Scientists believe these new cells will behave like natural organisms that perform microscale functions in medicine and the chemical industry.

The “biologically inspired” devices function entirely through simple physical and chemical processes, behaving like complex natural organisms but without the complicated internal biochemistry. Acting as critical delivery agents, the new cells wouldn’t be rejected by the human body. This is just one example of the many possible uses of the new discovery. via Science Daily