0907_CANCER_color-sml [Experts propose ‘cyber war’ on cancer]

There is mounting scientific evidence that cancer cells lead intricate social lives and that their social behavior often resembles the behavior of social bacteria. For example, this colony of bacteria contains pioneer cells that pave the way for colony expansion in the same way that specialized cancer cells prepare for metastasis. CREDIT: Eshel Ben-Jacob/Tel Aviv University

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