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When cells, and molecules inside them, aren’t being stretched, they are being tugged at, prodded, or squashed. Having long been overlooked, biomechanics is becoming an integral part of the life sciences.
The legendary double helix ought to share some credit with its sidekick, a
frail but clever little thing called RNA.
Jasmine Nirody is the physicist whose love of locomotion became a research topic, and a career.
Scientists are learning how tumor cells’ nutritional needs differ from those of normal cells. Will their work help launch the next genre of cancer therapies?
To cure a disease, we need to understand its biological and behavioral causes, as well as the whole gamut of factors shaping people’s lives, McEwen says.