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Intracellular forces from stiffness

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A high-spatial-resolution force microscopy method combined with a model of cellular mechanics quantifies intracellular forces from nanoscale stiffness patterns at the cell membrane.

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Fig. 1: Cellular mechanical model for intracellular forces determination from stiffness measurements.

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Garcia, R. Intracellular forces from stiffness. Nat. Mater. 18, 1037–1038 (2019) doi:10.1038/s41563-019-0436-y

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