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Drillers I

Image 170      
Title:   Drillers I  
Date:   2000  
Artist(s):   Erik Viktor  
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In a classical laboratory experiment which all first-year nanomedical students are required to perform, the simple mechanical drilling of a small tumor mass (seen in foreground) induces nonspecific adhesions of red cells and later of other cells in vitro, thus demonstrating once again the age-old wisdom of avoiding mechanical necrotic cell lysis in vivo, in favor of apoptotic or digestive mechanisms.

Copyright Info:   © Copyright 2000 by Erik Viktor. For reprint permission, please contact Erik Viktor.
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