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How much does life weigh?

A high-sensibility scale weighing a cell (Imgae: Martin Oeggerli, Zürich/Uni Basel)

ETH researchers have developed a scale for measuring cells. It allows the weight of individual living cells, and any changes in this weight, to be determined quickly and accurately for the first time. The invention has also aroused significant interest both in and outside the field of biology.