Posted by Katherine Brown on September 12th, 2012
The Olympics and the Paralympics may be over, but there’s still time for sporting success this year, albeit on a rather smaller scale. The 2012 World Cell Race
is on. Over the last year or so, I’ve heard both Matthieu Piel
and Manuel Thery
talk about the 2011 version of the race, and this morning I noticed that the results have just been published in Current Biology
, officially* revealing that the fastest cell is a human mesenchymal stem cell.
Think you can beat that? They’re still accepting submissions for this year’s race, so if you have the single-celled equivalent of a Usain Bolt or an Oscar Pistorius in your freezer, send it in!
*Well, officially out of the 54 cell types they tested under the specific conditions they used…
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