Contact: Catherine Hockmuth
University of California - San Diego
Caption: A team of biologists and engineers at UC San Diego applied advanced mathematical tools to answer a basic question in cell biology about how cells move and discovered that the mechanism looks very similar to walking. Starting with an amoeboid Dictyostelium cell, the team found the cell periodically forms and breaks adhesions mainly under two
Credit: Image courtesy of the Journal of Cell Biology and ©2014 Bastounis et al.
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