White Blood Cells Solve Traveling-Salesman Problem

Have our own microorganisms solved the classic computer science conundrum?  No, despite the headline, they haven’t.  However immune cells solve a simple version of the problem when faced with a small number of targets.

It appears that our white blood cells do a quick and sophisticated analysis of the targets and their relative distances and come up with a solution comparable with computer algorithms.

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One comment on “White Blood Cells Solve Traveling-Salesman Problem
  1. emtheedge says:

    How interesting! I myself am studying Immunology, so this sparks the imagination