Thousands of tiny anchors keep our cells in place – and now we know how

Source: Science Daily

Most of our cells are locked into place with the help of tiny anchors (called ‘focal adhesions’). But if a cell morphs into a cancer cell, the chain can break, letting the cancer spread to other parts of the body. A team of scientists have now found the specific protein (or link) in the chain responsible for upholding the connection. The discovery gives scientists new directions for future cancer research.