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I would like to better understand the difference in the timescales that cells seem to function. For example, how is it that muscle cells can move within seconds or less under stimuli such as hormones or adrenaline, but they may need hours to days to repair injury or differentiate to other cell types? Or am I simply mixing two fundamentally different processes, one of cell movement and another of differentiation, and they must be operating under different physical laws?

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