mercredi 30 avril 2014

Water-based 'engine' propels tumor cells through tight spaces in body

Researchers have discovered how cancer cells spread through extremely narrow three-dimensional spaces in the body, identifying a propulsion system based on water and charged particles. The finding uncovers a novel method the deadly cells use to migrate through a cancer patient's body. The discovery may lead to new treatments that help keep the disease in check. The work also points to the growing importance of studying how cells behave in three dimensions, not just atop flat two-dimensional lab dishes. Water-based 'engine' propels tumor cells through tight spaces in body

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