No cell phones required: how cells talk to each other
Two scientists walk into a bar… and start a darn good podcast! The latest episode of Genentech’s new show (Two Scientists Walk Into A Bar) looks at cell to cell communication, and what goes wrong when disease strikes.
“Communication is the key to good relationships. That’s true not only for people, but for our cells as well. If cellular communication goes wrong, your brain may stop processing information, or your organs might form tumors. So how do cells talk to each other? This week Jane Grogan sits down with Shiva Malek, whose work focuses on “eavesdropping” on the chatter between cells to understand what they’re saying and what goes wrong in a diseased state like cancer. We’re sure the cells don’t mind.”