Cells in stiffer tissues are squeezed into mutating more often

When it comes to cancerous mutations, cells in soft tissues like bone marrow and the brain tend to exhibit fewer irregularities than their stiffer somatic brethren in the lungs or bone. According to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, this isn’t only due to differences between the cells’ type and function, but also to the rigid forces of resistance that act on them when they move and divide. —> Read More

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