Living cells are connected as computer chips, signaling directly with them to teach how to function, but can also change their behavior quickly – something that chips cannot do, according to them, new research from the University of Edinburgh.
Cell discoveries deepen scientists’ understanding of how instruction is distributed in the body. New open data is transmitted through a network of guide wires, signals that transmit small distances through nano size. The movement of long-charged molecules that transmit information like a computer microprocessor.
“We found that cell function was coordinated by a network of nanotubes similar to carbon nanotubes based on microprocessors,” said Professor Mark Evans of the Brain Research Center at the University of Edinburgh.
“The most striking thing is that this circuit is very flexible, because this cellular network can be quickly reconfigured for different outputs in a manner determined by the information received from the core and with it. The plates can still be reached,” Evans said.
Using a powerful microscope, scientists can observe wired networks using computer techniques similar to those that allow astronomers to see black holes.
For example, these signals cause muscle cells to relax or shrink. When a cell is moved from a stable state in its growth phase, the tissue, to transmit signals, reconfigures the genes that turn to growth.