Volume 51, Number 5, September-December 2020Physics of Living Matter
|Page(s)||28 - 30|
|Section||Features: Physics of Living Matter|
|Published online||20 November 2020|
Mechanics in biology
Department of Bionanoscience, Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
Mechanics plays a key role in life, from simple tasks like providing protective shielding to highly complex ones such as cell division. To understand mechanical properties on the organism level, we need to zoom in to its constituent cells, then zoom back out to see how they collectively build tissues.
© European Physical Society, EDP Sciences, 2020
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