Vying for the title of World's Fastest Cell

Scientists film 58 kinds of mobile cells to study movement

By Tina Hesman Saey, 14:36 PM December 5, 2011

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DENVER — Some of the world’s tiniest competitors have gone head–to-head for the first time to decide what holds the title of World’s Fastest Cell.

The competition was born last year at the annual meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology, when Manuel Théry of the Institute for Research in Science and Technology for Living (iRTSV) in Grenoble, France, noticed how many different types of scientists were talking about cell movement. Researchers interested in cancer, dev...

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