Unlocking the secrets of cell behaviour on soft substrates: A paradigm shift in mechanobiology

    Johanna Ivaska’s research group from the University of Turku and Turku Bioscience Centre together with Misvik Biology Ltd in Finland have developed a new method for studying how cancer cells function in softer and stiffer tissue environments. This insight challenges the existing paradigm, opening up new possibilities for research in cancer biology and tissue engineering.

    “By using more diverse protein mixtures in cell culture, we begin to get closer to a more physiologically relevant setting outside the body with which we can more effectively model diseased and healthy states,” says Postdoctoral Researcher, Dr James Conway from the InFLAMES research flagship, the lead researcher of the Turku Bioscience team. >> Continue reading / >>Read this press release in Finnish