Mayo Clinic Researchers Find Shape-Shifting Stops Migrating Cancer Cells
12/5/2013 6:31:19 AM
Like a car with a front and back end, a steering mechanism and an engine to push it forward, cancer cells propel themselves through normal tissues and organs to spread cancer throughout the body. Researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida, however, have managed to turn these cells into shapes like a round fried egg and an exaggerated starfish that sticks out in many directions -- both of which cannot now move.
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