Researchers are studying the ways in which cancer cells migrate from existing tumors to create new ones in the body. By creating the micrometer scaled adhesive islands on gold surfaces, they see individual metastatic cells take on shapes like the star depicted on the front. These shapes provide cues to cancer cell motility.Image courtesy of Professor Bartosz Grzybowski, Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Dept. of Chemistry, Northwestern University.
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