No mitochondria, but still a powerhouse.
The lives of cells are remarkably simple and complex at the same time.
Each of the trillions of cells in your body completes pretty much the same programmed tasks all day.
They described their creation in a September 8 report in the journal Nature.
Sacanna Lab, NYU
Other cell models have made headlines in recent years, but what makes this one unique is its ability to pump materials in and out of the cell — a process called active transport.
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“Think of the cell [models] like the PAC-MAN video game — they go around eating the pollutants and removing them from the environment.”