A scratch is made along a carpet of human cells in a petri dish. The cells next to the wound promptly wake up and turn to face the opening. How did they sense that a space opened up? How do they re-orient, and how fast do they move into that space?
How a cell orients itself in space is one of many questions that the Cell Biology and Image Acquisition core facility(CBIA) can help researchers answer at the Faculty of Medicine. With over three million dollars’ worth of image acquisition equipment at Roger Guindon Hall, CBIA has been helping researchers answer science’s most complex questions at the sub-cellular level since 2010.
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