The stormy fluid dynamics of the living cell

Daniel Needleman, Michael Shelley

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The flows inside cells are intricate and often counterintuitive. Measurements, models, and simulations are helping to unravel the complexities. Cell biology has its beginnings in the first observations of cells through primitive microscopes and in the formulation of cell theory, which postulates that cells are the fundamental building blocks of life. Light microscopes showed that the insides of cells contained complex structures, such as nuclei, spindles, and chromosomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages6
Specialist publicationPhysics Today
StatePublished - Sep 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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