According to Science NetLinks, cells convert energy for your body and continually divide to make more cells for growth and repair. The body has about 200 different types of cells, and specific cells have assorted jobs to... More »

The longest cells in the human body are neurons. Neurons are cells within the nervous system and carry messages throughout the body. More »

The main function of the cell body of a neuron is to integrate synaptic information and transmit this information to other cells via the axon. The cell body also completes a variety of biochemical processes to keep the n... More »

Two reasons for cells to divide are repair of tissues and the growth and development of an organism. Cell division is necessary for any organism to grow and, once it has fully developed, to maintain healthy tissues. More »

The cell wall gives cells shape, enables plant growth, prevents bursting from water pressure, keeps out water and pathogens, stores carbohydrates and sends signals to cells. The flexible cell wall surrounds plant cell me... More »

Interphase is the phase of the cell cycle in which the growth of cells and metabolic activity occur, but nuclear division does not. There are three stages in interphase: G1, S and G2. More »

According to Annenberg Learner, when the synthesis of certain growth factors is inhibited, cells stop dividing. Normal cells display contact inhibition as they respond to forms of contact from other cells by causing cell... More »