biophysics
Harald Janovjak Bends Cells and Receptors to His Will
Harald Janovjak Bends Cells and Receptors to His Will
Aggie Mika | Sep 30, 2017
The 38-year-old synthetic biologist comes from a long line of tinkerers and engineers.
Stem Cells Seek Out Tumors Based on Stiffness
Stem Cells Seek Out Tumors Based on Stiffness
Shawna Williams | Jul 26, 2017
The technique, demonstrated in mice using engineered mesenchymal stem cells, has potential for both diagnosis and treatment.
Image of the Day: How To Train Your Dolphin
Image of the Day: How To Train Your Dolphin
The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2017
Capitalizing on dolphins' astute and playful nature, scientists devised an underwater interactive touchscreen game to help them study and interact with these creatures.
May the Force Be with You
May the Force Be with You
Ning Wang | Jan 31, 2017
The dissection of how cells sense and propagate physical forces is leading to exciting new tools and discoveries in mechanobiology and mechanomedicine.
Video: Watch Cells Crawl To Firmer Ground
Video: Watch Cells Crawl To Firmer Ground
The Scientist Staff | Dec 10, 2016
This collective migration, called durotaxis, depends on which cells get the best grip on a surface.
Accomplished Biophysicist Dies
Accomplished Biophysicist Dies
Catherine Offord | Apr 4, 2016
Harold Morowitz, who dedicated his career to investigating the origins of life, has passed away at age 88.
Contributors
Contributors
Catherine Offord | Mar 31, 2016
Meet some of the people featured in the April 2016 issue of The Scientist.
Shooting for the Moon
Shooting for the Moon
Mary Beth Aberlin | Mar 31, 2016
Defeating cancer is many times more difficult than planting a flag on our lunar satellite.
The Forces of Cancer
The Forces of Cancer
Lance L. Munn and Rakesh K. Jain | Mar 31, 2016
A tumor’s physical environment fuels its growth and causes treatment resistance.
Under Pressure
Under Pressure
Lance L. Munn and Rakesh K. Jain | Mar 31, 2016
The causes and consequences of physical forces in the tumor microenvironment