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NOVEMBER 21 , 2008
  Form and Function: Penn Scientists Discover Cells Reorganize Shape to Fit the Situation
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Microfluidic channels can control the shape of fission yeast cells.

A curved microfluidic channel containing yeast cells. Cells growing outside the channel are free to take on their natural shape (straight), while cells growing inside the channel conform to the shape of the channel (curved).

Credit: Phong Tran, PhD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Microfluidic channels can control the shape of fission yeast cells.
 


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