Spotting Hidden Activity In Cells

Scientists at MIT, the University of Göttingen, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, the Free University Amsterdam and Yale University have developed a noninvasive technique that can distinguish whether an organelle’s random motion is actively or thermally driven at the cellular level. (Learn more about the technique:

Video produced and edited by Melanie Gonick/MIT

Cell animation: Christine Daniloff/MIT
Chlamydomonas image: Dartmouth Electron Microscope Facility, Dartmouth College
Flagella/Cilia videos courtesy of Nikta Fakhri and Christoph F. Schmidt
Music: “Aqua 1” by Rod Hamilton……

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