Simons Foundation Contributes to Research Outlining Cellular Communication Processes
Researchers have discovered a mechanism of intercellular communication that helps explain how biological systems and actions – ranging from a beating heart to the ability to hit a home run – function properly most of the time, and in some scenarios quite remarkably.
The findings are an important basic advance in how cell sensory systems function.
They shed light on the poorly-understood interaction between cells - and they also suggest that some of the damage done by cancer cells can be seen as a “failure to communicate.”
The work was reported today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by physicists from Oregon State University and Purdue University, done with support from the National Science Foundation and the Simons Foundation...