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Tracking breast cancer cells on the move

Breast cancer cells frequently move from their primary site and invade bone, decreasing a patient's chance of survival. This process of metastasis is complex, and factors both within the breast cancer cells and within the ...

dateJun 14, 2012 in Biochemistry
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Fly cells flock together, follow the light

Scientists at Johns Hopkins report using a laser beam to activate a protein that makes a cluster of fruit fly cells act like a school of fish turning in social unison, following the lead of the one stimulated with light.

dateJun 18, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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Tissue tension regulates tumor progression

(PhysOrg.com) -- UCSF scientists have shown for the first time that the rigidity of a tissue can induce cancer. The research team identified an enzyme that is crucial for regulating tissue stiffness and demonstrated that ...

dateNov 23, 2009 in Cancer
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