Women's Health

How the Body's Natural Movements Can Stress Ovarian Cells

Researchers compared results in mice to human cells

How did the researchers do it? They used a mouse experiment to simulate what it's really like for human cells to be under fluid shear stress. They took three different kinds of mouse cells, including healthy cells, ones that were becoming cancerous, and already aggressively cancerous cells to do the experiment. They compared the results of their mouse cells to results that they saw in human ovarian cancer cells. The results paralleled each other, giving scientists the confidence to say that their model was representative of what really happens in our body.