Paradoxically, the dead cells are different amazing survival. For example, it can withstand a lot more pressure and a higher temperature than usual.
Value of the discovery is, first of all, is that now scientists can Remember valuable organic material in the long term, "donned" a living cell in a silicon "armor."
Opening of the "zombie-cells" belongs to scientists from the University of New Mexico. They believe that this technology can be particularly useful in nanotechnology and industrial production.
"Create like cells in the nano-scale, it was extremely difficult. And at this stage we can produce them in the form of microparticles ... But they already can not just repeat the form of a living cell from which they are created, but also independently develop," - said one researcher Brian Kerr.