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A new tool to map the flow of info within living cells

How do cells move? Why do they move? Why do some cancer cells move slowly while others move quickly, causing a cancerous tumor to metastasize and become much more difficult to treat effectively? The answers are not as simple ...

Distinct roles for myosins in 'tuning' cell shape for division

Mechanical properties of the cell cortex—a thin network of actin filaments under the cell membrane—regulate shape changes during cell division, cell migration and tissue development. Two forms of the molecular motor myosin-II ...

How cells muster and march out

Many of the cell types in our bodies are constantly on the move. LMU physicists have developed a mathematical model that describes, for the first time, how single-cell migration can coalesce into coordinated movements of ...

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