Physics of Living Systems

Physics of Living Systems

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    Potassium-mediated bacterial chemotactic response

    Chi Zhang, Rongjing Zhang, Junhua Yuan
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    Neutrophils actively swell to potentiate rapid migration

    Tamas L Nagy, Evelyn Strickland, Orion D. Weiner
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    Diffusive lensing as a mechanism of intracellular transport and compartmentalization

    Achuthan Raja Venkatesh, Kathy H. Le ... Onn Brandman
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    The younger flagellum sets the beat for Chlamydomonas reinhardtii

    Da Wei, Greta Quaranta ... Daniel SW Tam
    External hydrodynamic forcing on each flagellum of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii reveals a leader-follower relation between the two flagella in the synchronous beating.
    1. Ecology
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Evidence of social learning across symbolic cultural barriers in sperm whales

    Antonio Leitao, Maxime Lucas ... Giovanni Petri
    1. Computational and Systems Biology
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Light-driven synchronization of optogenetic clocks

    Maria Cristina Cannarsa, Filippo Liguori ... Roberto Di Leonardo
    1. Physics of Living Systems

    Cell-cycle and Age-Related Modulations in Mouse Chromosome Stiffness

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Senior editors

  1. Felix Campelo
    The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain
  2. Aleksandra Walczak
    Ecole Normale Superieure, France
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