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Researchers Find Cells Move in Mysterious Ways
December 16, 2009
Scientists at Brown University and the California Institute of Technology have for the first time, tracked how cells move in 3-D by measuring the force exerted by them on their surroundings. The scientists' experiments revealed that cells move in a push-pull fashion, such as probing at depth, redistributing weight at various points and coiling and elongating. Results appear online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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