IBEC paper on the cover of Nature Materials

The latest cover of Nature Materials was designed by IBEC PhD student Xavier Serra and shows a real tissue segmented computationally to give the impression of a Gaudinian trencadís.

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The cover highlights the paper on kenotaxis, released online in June, that the Integrative Cell and Tissue Dynamics group published with colleagues from the Harvard School of Public Health. Kenotaxis, a new concept in biology, describes the way epithelial cells move in a group, propelled by forces both from within and from nearby cells, to fill any spaces they encounter.