Microtubule and intermediate filament (IMAGE) University of Göttingen Caption Two different cellular filaments (cyan and red) are attached to microscopic beads (yellow). The particles are held in place with the help of laser beams (orange and red beams). The filaments are crossed and then moved over each other as if playing a violin. They can interact so strongly that one of the filaments is bent (blue). Credit Markus Osterhoff, Institute for X-ray Physics Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.