One Shell discussed on The A&P Professor
A really long thin hollow tube between them that's made of memory so functionally they're kind of shall and things can move back and forth along that to so one shell can communicate a very direct way and very rapidly if need be with that other cell so can be different kinds of signals either signals to do something or signals to stop something could be signals to Destroy yourself or something like that all kinds of policy in. We're just learning about these. I mean we've been learning about him for a few years but still in the very early stages and that's kind of the point of this review article which i'm not gonna go into all the details. It's really a very fascinating read. And i think that my appreciation for my understanding of cell biology has improved greatly because of this. I look at other organized differently than i did. Before for example think about how nerve extensions like accents are made. They're made it turns out just like these. Tnt's tunneling nanotubes and in may be and they propose this the paper. Maybe this is how the nervous system forms at least in the brain. How brain tissue forms maybe cells neurons developing neurons connect with each other in the very early development of the brain with these tunneling nanotubes and then eventually those are replaced by synapses. So maybe when. I described picture. Tunneling nanotubes like along exxon. Maybe there's more to that than just being an analogy. Maybe that is kind of. Maybe they're part of that same process. Maybe accents really are toiling. Nanotubes that don't quite make it to you. Know connect up entirely with that posting epic sell and If if that doesn't actually happen in embryonic development of the brain Then maybe evolutionary laid preceded the formation of a synapse based network in brains. So there's that and there's oh my gosh just all kinds of other aspects to this but my point is is that i don't know i'm kind of excited about learning more about tunneling nanotubes in you might be excited to maybe not. Just try it and see. I know it sounds kind of walkie. Go ahead and try it and see and read it and see if you're excited and see what kind of insights it gives you in about other parts of the cell but also you know that excitement. I want to carry that over to my students. I wanna tell him. Hey there's some exciting things were discovering about sows. All these new organizations that are being discovered or can house that are being proposed what we're learning about them and You know that kind of engagement enthusiasm and excitement. I think really helps learning so there. You have it. A the free distribution of this podcast is sponsored by the master of science in human anatomy and physiology instruction the happy degree..