Medical research

Wound-homing molecule found to accelerate tissue repair

One of the key goals of medical science is to speed up the healing of tissue injuries in a way that doesn't enable the forming of less functional scar tissue in the affected areas. Professor Tero Järvinen at Tampere University ...

Oncology & Cancer

A 3-D bioprinted tumor-on-a-chip model

The resistance to cancer treatment is often credited to the heterogenous cellular nature within a tumor. The tumor cell-cell interaction and cell-microenvironment have a key role in the invasion and progression of tumors ...

Medical research

Study offers insights into lymphatic system remodeling

Lymphangiogenesis refers to the formation and remodeling of lymphatic vessels (a network of thin tubes that carry lymph in the lymphatic system), and it supports the transport of molecules and immune cells around the body. ...

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Cell migration

Cell migration is a central process in the development and maintenance of multicellular organisms. Tissue formation during embryonic development, wound healing and immune responses all require the orchestrated movement of cells in particular directions to specific locations. Errors during this process have serious consequences, including mental retardation, vascular disease, tumor formation and metastasis. An understanding of the mechanism by which cells migrate may lead to the development of novel therapeutic strategies for controlling , for example, invasive tumour cells. Cells often migrate in response to, and towards, specific external signals, a process called chemotaxis.

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