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Cells reach out and touch each other with tunneling nanotubes

1:08pm, March 13, 2009

Like teenagers, cells require constant communication with their peers. Today’s teens chatter endlessly over wireless networks. Cells, on the other hand, seem a bit more old-fashioned. A clandestine web of high-speed wires physically links cells like a biological Internet, scientists have discovered.

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