Even natural movements are enough to promote cancerous cells to develop
The scientists turned to the bench to answer some of their questions about fluid shear stress. In the lab, the research team put cells under conditions that emulate the fluid movements inside the body, based on the everyday activities and flow of the average healthy person. They saw that in these cells, normal, everyday flow actually encouraged progression in changes of cellular structural components. These cells became more and more cancer liked, forming structures called spheroids.