Researchers were able to measure—and to literally see—the mechanical forces at play between and within living cells.
If certain types of living cells are placed on a microscope slide, the cells will inch across the glass, find their neighbors, and assemble themselves into a simple, if primitive, tissue.
The new study from Stanford University may help explain this phenomenon, and then some, about the mechanical structure and behavior of complex living organisms.
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