What is the relationship between osmosis and diffusion? By definition, what's the only substance that can carry out osmosis?

Diffusion and osmosis are related concepts, which involve movement of materials from areas of high concentration to areas of low concentration. Osmosis refers to the diffusion of water across a selectively permeable membrane.

The only substance that can undergo osmosis is water.

In medical news, the Cell Division & Cancer Group, led by Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) researcher Marcos Malumbres, has managed to decode a new mechanism that regulates cell division, in which the key molecule involved, Greatwall, also known as Mastl, could be a new therapeutic target for oncology treatments. Find out more here.

Updated on Monday, October 14 2013 at 09:13AM EDT
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