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Island hopping for cells

A two-state hopping experiment combined with a dynamical systems model reveals that cancer cells are deterministically driven across barriers, whereas normal cells cross only with the help of stochastic fluctuations.

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Fig. 1: Cancer and normal cells show very different dynamical behaviours on two-state micropatterns.


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Schwarz, U.S. Island hopping for cells. Nat. Phys. 15, 524–525 (2019).

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