Movie Shows How Cell Gains Traction during Migration (video) University of California - San Diego Share Print E-Mail Loading video... 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. Usage Restrictions with attribution. embargoed until 9:00am EST, Monday, March 17 Share Print E-Mail 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.