Physics of Living Systems

Physics of Living Systems

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Latest articles

    1. Cell Biology
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Mechanical coupling coordinates microtubule growth

    Bonnibelle K. Leeds, Katelyn F. Kostello ... Charles L. Asbury
    1. Physics of Living Systems

    An In-Silico Testbed for Fast and Accurate MR Labeling of Orthopaedic Implants

    Gregory M Noetscher, Peter J. Serano ... Sergey N Makaroff
    1. Physics of Living Systems

    The Reissner fiber under tension in vivo shows dynamic interaction with ciliated cells contacting the cerebrospinal fluid

    Celine Bellegarda, Guillaume Zavard ... Claire Wyart
    Experimental manipulations and a mechanical model of the fiber reveal that the Reissner fiber is under heterogenous tension in vivo, and interacts with the motile cilia of diverse cells contacting the cerebrospinal fluid.
    1. Physics of Living Systems

    Energy conservation by group dynamics in schooling fish

    Yangfan Zhang, George V. Lauder
    1. Neuroscience
    2. Physics of Living Systems

    Mechanical vibration patterns elicit behavioral transitions and habituation in crawling Drosophila larvae

    Alexander Berne, Tom Zhang ... Mason Klein
    Habituation to mechanical vibration of crawling Drosophila larvae exhibits distinct time constants that characterize desensitization, re-sensitization, and further adaptation to repeated stimulus patterns.

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