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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?

Find out more and hear from the scientists who study this mysterious phenomenon at http://www.nature.com/news/1.22645

Special thanks to Karine Gousset and Chiara Zurzolo for providing many of the video clips seen in this video. You can read more about this work at http://www.nature.com/ncb/journal/v11/n3/full/ncb1841.html

20th September 2017

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