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Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Oil Droplet Force Transducer

Caption: This image shows cells in the embryonic jaw of a mouse (red) squeeze a cell-sized, oil droplet (with blue border, shown with arrow). The droplet deforms like a water balloon, and the degree to which it deforms allows scientists to calculate the pressure cells exert on their neighbors.

Credit: Otger Campas/Nature Methods.

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