Flicking the light switch controls extracellular stiffness

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    "Researchers from the University of Manchester have developed a sophisticated hydrogel system with reversibly tuneable physical stiffness, controlled by either near-UV or blue light exposure. This development allows for the stiffness of a cell's external environment to be controlled by irradiating the hydrogel with specific wavelengths of light (ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 10 7765)."

    Period26 Mar 2018

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    • TitleFlicking the light switch controls extracellular stiffness
      Degree of recognitionInternational
      Media name/outletmedicalphysicsweb
      Media typeWeb
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date26/03/18
      Description"Researchers from the University of Manchester have developed a sophisticated hydrogel system with reversibly tuneable physical stiffness, controlled by either near-UV or blue light exposure. This development allows for the stiffness of a cell's external environment to be controlled by irradiating the hydrogel with specific wavelengths of light (ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 10 7765)."
      URLmedicalphysicsweb.org/cws/article/research/71345