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Opposites Attract: How Cells and Cell Fragments Move in Electric Fields
March 28, 2013
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Like tiny, crawling compass needles, whole living cells and cell fragments orient and move in response to electric fields--but in opposite directions, scientists at the University of California, Davis, have found. Their results, published April 8 in the journal Current Biology, could ultimately lead to new ways in healing wounds and delivering stem cell therapies.Full Story
University of California, Davis
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