Dynamic cell movement may aid cancer, asthma treatments

06/23/2013 | MedicalDaily.com

The discovery of complex movements of epithelial cells within the body may provide better ways of managing drug therapies for diseases like cancer, asthma, cardiovascular ailments and glaucoma -- and aid in tissue engineering as well. Researchers have found that cells passing one layer will unexpectedly move backward to fill a vacuum space. The research is being conducted at the Harvard School of Public Health and the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia.

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