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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?

Read the story: How the Internet of cells has biologists buzzing

Read the paper: Prions hijack tunnelling nanotubes for intercellular spread

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-018-07897-7

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