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  • Elastic microspheres expand understanding of embryonic development and cancer cells

    Illinois mechanical sciences and engineering professor Ning Wang, left, graduate students Erfan Mohagheghian and Gaurav Chaudhary, and postdoctoral researchers Junwei Chen and Jian Sun are measuring mechanical forces within cells to help unlock some of the mysteries of embryonic development and cancer.

    Illinois mechanical sciences and engineering professor Ning Wang, left, graduate students Erfan Mohagheghian and Gaurav Chaudhary, and postdoctoral researchers Junwei Chen and Jian Sun are measuring mechanical forces within cells to help unlock some of the mysteries of embryonic development and cancer.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • To reach Ning Wang, call 217-265-0913; nwangrw@illinois.edu

    The paper “Quantifying compressive forces between living cell layers and within tissues using elastic round microgels” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-04245-1