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University of California - Davis

Cells Crawling in An Electric Field

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Caption: These fish cells crawl towards the negative electrode, or cathode, and change direction when the electric field is reversed. Electric fields may recruit or guide cells into wounded tissue.

Credit: Min Zhao and Alex Mogilner, UC Davis.

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