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Bacteria in Tumors Promote Metastasis in Mice
Microbes living inside cancer cells may help them spread to distant sites by enhancing the cells’ resistance to mechanical stress, a study shows.
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Bacteria in Tumors Promote Metastasis in Mice
Bacteria in Tumors Promote Metastasis in Mice

Microbes living inside cancer cells may help them spread to distant sites by enhancing the cells’ resistance to mechanical stress, a study shows.

Microbes living inside cancer cells may help them spread to distant sites by enhancing the cells’ resistance to mechanical stress, a study shows.

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