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The mysterious nanotube network connecting cells

Strange protrusions have been observed growing between cells. Often referred to as ‘tunnelling nanotubes’ or ‘membrane nanotubes’, their biological significance is not yet clear. Are these a previously unknown method of cell communication? Or an insignificant anomaly?

Find out more and hear from the scientists who study this mysterious phenomenon at https://www.nature.com/articles/doi:10.1038/549322a.

20 September 2017