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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Cell races

HL-60 cells are human promyelocytic leukemia cells that were originally obtained from a woman with leukemia. They are valuable biomedical tools that are used in many studies. But really, doesn't everyone want to know how fast they can go? In particular, could they beat Dictyostelium (amoebic slime mold) cells in a race?


Dictyostelium
Inquiring minds want to know. At least, the inquiring minds behind the first World Dicty Race want to know. They're encouraging labs to submit to submit their fastest cells for a show down.



You can learn more about it here.