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Silk moth’s antenna inspires development of better nanospores

By Damir Beciri
One Comment5 March 2011

moth-biomimicry-nanoporeBy mimicking the structure of the silk moth’s antenna, the research of University of Michigan researchers has led to development of better nanopores (essentially holes drilled in a silicon chip). Nanopores can be used to study single molecules or proteins, and the tiny tunnel-shaped tool could lead to advances in understanding neurodegenerative diseases such as… »