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Cells Follow Stiffness Gradients by Playing Tug-of-War
Ben Andrew Henry | Dec 1, 2016
Cells with the best traction on a substrate pull their neighbors toward firmer ground.
Physical Force Upregulates Gene Expression
Alison F. Takemura | Aug 24, 2016
Applying a mechanical force that pulls on a cell stretches chromatin, facilitating transcription, scientists show.
Chameleons Catch Prey with Sticky Spit
Alison F. Takemura | Jun 22, 2016
The lizard’s saliva is thick enough to drag a cricket to its alimentary demise, scientists show.
Esteemed Zoologist Dies
Catherine Offord | Jun 1, 2016
Robert McNeill Alexander, best known for his work on animal locomotion, has passed away aged 81.
Paper Containing Creationist Language Pulled
Bob Grant | Mar 7, 2016
says a breakdown in the peer-review process led to the publication of a now-retracted biomechanics paper that made reference to a “Creator.”
Leader in Biomechanics Dies
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2015
Duke’s Steven Vogel studied how plants and animals adapt to the physical world.
Kerry Grens | Nov 12, 2015
Scientists observe another form of locomotion for male gametes, akin to a snake’s slither.
Hearing Discrepancy Probed
Amanda B. Keener | Sep 1, 2015
Common in vitro experiments have distorted the true mechanics of mammalian hair cell stereocilia.
Hip to be Square
Amanda B. Keener | Jul 6, 2015
Scientists use 3-D printing and computer modeling to demonstrate the advantages of the seahorse’s non-cylindrical tail.
Jenny Rood | Feb 25, 2015
Mammalian eyelashes are the optimal length for protecting eyes from dust and drying out, a study suggests.