cell contact guidance (IMAGE) University of Minnesota Caption Above: A University of Minnesota study provides the first proof of a 1982 theory that the mechanical resistance (the stiffness of the fibers) plays a key role in controlling the movement of cells. The discovery could have a major impact on regenerative medicine and cancer research. Credit Tranquillo group, University of Minnesota Usage Restrictions with proper credit License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.