Contact: Hannah Hickey
University of Washington
Caption: This is a layer of cells that coat the pulmonary artery grown on a bed of silicon microposts. After being exposed to a rapid flow, the cells make tighter junctions and tug more strongly on their neighbors.
Credit: N. Sniadecki, UW
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