Nature Nanotechnology found that cancer cells might be able to gain strength by stealing the mitochondria of immune cells using nanoscale tentacles. Cancer cells consumed double the amount of oxygen and reproduced more when placed with T-cells than cancer cells that were physically separated from T-cells but were still grown in their presence."/> Nature Nanotechnology found that cancer cells might be able to gain strength by stealing the mitochondria of immune cells using nanoscale tentacles. Cancer cells consumed double the amount of oxygen and reproduced more when placed with T-cells than cancer cells that were physically separated from T-cells but were still grown in their presence."/> Cancer cells gain strength by stealing immune-cell parts

Cancer cells gain strength by stealing immune-cell parts

2021-11-24

A study in Nature Nanotechnology found that cancer cells might be able to gain strength by stealing the mitochondria of immune cells using nanoscale tentacles. Cancer cells consumed double the amount of oxygen and reproduced more when placed with T-cells than cancer cells that were physically separated from T-cells but were still grown in their presence.

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