Web Date: November 3, 2010
What A Cell Wants — Chemically Speaking
In classic cartoons, characters drift along wafting scent trails toward freshly baked pies. Similarly, through a process called chemotaxis, bacteria navigate chemical concentration gradients in search of food and friends, and away from poisons and predators.
Chemotaxis represents a classic example of how cells respond to their environments. Researchers have studied it for years, most recently, by watching cells swim through microfluidic devices toward chemicals that attract them. Now Kim Taesung and Kim Minseok . . .
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