Through using naturally occurring motions inside the human cell nucleus, NYU physicists can measure physical properties of the nucleus and its components. This new non-invasive method offers a new way to potentially uncover the physical properties of unhealthy cells (like those linked to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease).
Alexandra Zidovska, an associate professor of physics at NYU and the senior author of research, explains how the “development of this approach can have potentially large implications for both disease diagnosis and therapy.”
The researchers were able to collaborate using NYSERNet’s R&E network.
Read more about the new strategy here.