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Watch: The Squishiness of Cancer Cells

Zak Long

A misshapen nucleus is bad news. UCLA's Amy Rowat explains how an enlarged nucleus is a telltale sign of something gone awry. Corrupted, cancerous cells take on a different texture than healthy cells. They are softer and more malleable, or, as Amy puts it, more "squishy." Her research investigates the texture and squishiness of cells in our body, which can have a huge impact on treatments for cancer and genetic disorders.

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