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News on Biophysics in 2014

Cells ‘feel’ their surroundings using finger-like structures

22 December 2014

Cells ‘feel’ their surroundings using finger-like structuresCells have finger-like projections that they can ‘feel’ their physical surroundings with using ultrasensitive sensors. New research from NBI shows how the structures, called filopodia can extend themselves, contract and bend in...

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Celldivision induces tissue ordering

08 December 2014

Celldivision induces tissue ordering If there is a blood clot preventing blood from flowing across the endothelial cells, they begin to divide actively. New research from NBI demonstrates that cell division is very ordered and create a dynamic movement with...

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Nerve impulses can collide and continue unaffected

10 September 2014

Nerve impulses can collide and continue unaffected New research from the Niels Bohr Institute now shows that two colliding nerve impulses simply pass through each other and continue unaffected. This supports the theory that nerves function as sound pulses.

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