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Ultra-fast communication allows aquatic cells to release toxins in unison, researchers find

Phys.org - Wed 10 Jul 19

Crouching in the boot-sucking mud of the Baylands Nature Preserve in Palo Alto, Manu Prakash, associate professor of bioengineering at Stanford University, peered through his Foldscope—a $1.75 ...

Cell communication in the blink of an eye

Nature News - Wed 10 Jul 19

Nature, Published online: 10 July 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-02069-7The bodies of unicellular organisms called protists can contract extremely fast. Analysis reveals that ...

Collective intercellular communication through ultra-fast hydrodynamic trigger waves

Nature News - Wed 10 Jul 19

Nature, Published online: 10 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1387-9Ultra-fast hydrodynamic communication between cells emerges in colonies of Spirostomum ambiguum through ...

Cells synchronize to release toxins in unison

ScienceDaily - Wed 10 Jul 19

Observations of cellular life in a local marsh lead researchers to the discovery of a new type of intercellular communication.

Cells synchronize to release toxins in unison, Eurekalert - Wed 10 Jul 19