Creating Biomedical Technologies to Improve Health


April 9, 2014

UNC researchers show how cancer cells may respond to mechanical force

Funded in part by a NIBIB BTRC grant to Richard Superfine, two studies by UNC Chapel Hill researchers clarify how cells respond to physical forces. This work may inform efforts to combat metastasis, in which tumor cells create mechanical stresses as they pull away from surrounding cells and pass through blood vessel walls to invade other parts of the body. Read the full press release at

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