WBC plays pac-man

Here's something that made me smile, well at least, the inner geek in me did.



The big one's a neutrophil, a kind of white blood cell (WBC) that roams around your body that becomes the first-responders to infections, mainly bacterial ones. One of its main roles is to eat up bacteria (phagocytosis), which it did to the Staphylococcus aureus seen on the video.

Amazingly, this clip was made on a 16-mm film way back in the 1950's by David Rogers at Vanderbilt University. It's pretty astounding how the clip survived this long, and  made it to Youtube. Who knew.