New study provides clues to decades-old mystery about cell movement | NSF – National Science Foundation

A new study led by University of Minnesota Twin Cities researchers shows that the stiffness of protein fibers in tissues like collagen, is a key component in controlling the movement of cells. The U.S. National Science Foundation-funded discovery could have a major impact on fields that study cell movement, from regenerative medicine to cancer research.

The research is published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences .
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