Ever Wonder How Cells Move
Johns Hopkins researchers have uncovered a mechanism in amoebae that rapidly changes the way cells migrate by resetting their sensitivity to the naturally-occurring internal signaling events that drive such movement. The finding demonstrates that the migratory behavior of cells may be less “hard-wired” than previously thought, the researchers say, and advances the future possibility of finding ways to manipulate and control some deadly forms of cell migration, including cancer metastasis.