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What Does A Cancer Cell Look Like?

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Published on Apr 29, 2014

Cells are tiny, but what they can reveal about our health is profound. UCLA's Amy Rowat is investigating the texture and squishiness of cells in our body, which can have a huge impact on treatments for cancer and genetic disorders. She explains the mechanics of a cell and describes the teeny, tiny instruments she's created to study them.

FEATURING: Amy Rowat, Assistant Professor, UCLA Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology.

The research highlighted in this video has been supported in part by the National Science Foundation (CAREER DBI-1254185), the Hellman Foundation, the Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation, the Broad Stem Cell Research Center, the University of California Cancer Research Coordinating Committee, the UCLA Office of Instructional Development, a UCLA Faculty Career Development Award, and the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

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