Tumor-Induced Remote ECM Network Orientation Steers Angiogenesis
Investigators used automated sequential microprinting of tumor and endothelial cells in extracellular matrix (ECM) scaffolds to study its mechanical aspects. Quantitative reflection microscopy shows that tumor spheroids induce radial orientation of the surrounding collagen fiber network up to a distance of five times their radius. [Sci Rep] Full Article
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Gene Identified that Helps Wound Healing
Researchers at Ohio State University have pinpointed a human gene product that helps to regulate wound healing and may control scarring in people recovering from severe injuries and damage to certain internal organs. [Press release from the Biophysical Society (EurekAlert!) discussing research presented at the 60th Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society, Los Angeles] Press Release|Abstract
McMaster Awarded More than $2.3 Million for Projects that Grow Economy
McMaster researchers have been awarded more than $2.3 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council to work with industry to grow the economy and create jobs. One project will improve delivery of drugs and agricultural chemicals, generate 3D cell scaffolds maintaining high cell viability, and more. [McMaster University] Press Release