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Transendothelial migration of monocytes is the process by which monocytes leave the circulatory system and extravasate through the endothelial lining of the blood vessel wall and enter the underlying tissue. Transmigration requires coordination of alterations in cell shape and adhesive properties that are mediated by cytoskeletal dynamics. We have analyzed(More)
BACKGROUND Surgery is a standard diagnostic and therapeutic procedure. However, its technical difficulty and invasiveness pose problems that are yet to be solved even by current surgical robots. Flexible endoscopes can access regions deep inside the body with less invasiveness than surgical approaches. Conceptually, this ability can be a solution to some of(More)
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