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UC-San Diego Bioengineers Fill Holes in Science of Cellular Self-organization

October 6, 2008

colony growth The chemical and biological aspects of cellular self-organization are well-studied; less well understood is how cell populations order themselves biomechanically--how their behavior and communication are affected by high density and physical proximity. Bioengineers and physicists at the University of California, San Diego, in a paper published in the current issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, have begun to address these fundamental questions. Full Story

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