July 6, 2011

Cancer Cells Display Fractal Qualities

Phillip F. Schewe, Inside Science


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Scientists have long known that healthy cells looked and behaved differently from cancer cells. For instance, the nuclei of healthy cells -- the inner part of the cells where the chromosomes are stored -- tend to have a rounder surface than the nuclei in cancerous cells.

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TAGGED: Cellular Biology, Medical Diagnostics, Cancer, Fractals