News on Biophysics in 2014
Cells ‘feel’ their surroundings using finger-like structures
22 December 2014
Cells 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...
Celldivision induces tissue ordering
8 December 2014
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...
Nerve impulses can collide and continue unaffected
10 September 2014
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.