lScientists at University of Wisconsin suggest that liquid crystals, which are used to display information on various electronic devices may help in stem cell research.

The Wisconsin State Journal reported that these crystals transmit various colors of light depending on their alignment and can offer a new way to monitor differentiation, the process by which blank stem cells evolve into other cell types.

Chemical and biological engineer Sean Palecek said that the liquid crystals could give a visual readout of cell differentiation state and viability, and on careful observation one can tell where they are situated.

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