UCL Division of Biosciences


Tissue mechanics essential for cell movement - a new study led by CDB's Professor Roberto Mayor published in Nature

26 February 2018

Cells that form facial features need surrounding embryonic tissues to stiffen so they can move and develop, according to new UCL-led research.

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Read full paper: Tissue stiffening coordinates morphogenesis by triggering collective cell migration in vivo
Authors: Elias H. Barriga, Kristian Franze, Guillaume Charras & Roberto Mayor