Biological cells have a wide range of complex functions, and a number of these are driven by tiny, molecularly generated forces acting within the cell. We asked Dr. Meenakshi Prabhune to talk to us about the latest tools for measuring… Read More ›
Next generation biomedical smart systems will rely on creative integration of microfluidics and magnetic sensors for high-performance biosensors
Can we understand the cell membrane structure using chemistry tricks?
Hybrid nanostructures can be implemented as efficient and selective photocatalysts in water remediation technologies
Could directed pharmacological treatments of the skeleton alter cell membrane function?
How neighbor interactions determine the fidelity of DNA replication
Could atmospheric-pressure plasma become the main management to control biofilm related disease in the future？
This week’s Image of the Week is a representative Stimulated Emission Depletion (STED) image of an F-actin structure, taken from a recent Topical Review in JPhysD: “Convergence of lateral dynamic measurements in the plasma membrane of live cells from single… Read More ›
A new JPhysD special issue explores the boundaries that play a key role in cell adhesion, signaling, and recognition.
As the field of nanomedicine grows, knowledge of the interactions between magnetic fields and living cells is of increasing importance. In a recent Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics article Vitalii Zablotskii et al. reviewed current research into the impact of high-gradient magnetic… Read More ›
How proteins protonate/deprotonate their amino acids to regulate electric charge under different conditions and enhance adsorption
Novel physics-based experimental techniques and concepts from statistical mechanics may help understand why living cells use up precious energy to constantly ‘jiggle’ and ‘twitch’ their membranes.
Celebrate Canada Day with the JPhys+ team
Cold plasma discharges as a powerful tool for future space exploration missions?
This week, our Image of the Week comes from a recent Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics Topical Review studying the state-of-the-art techniques which are transforming the understanding of mRNA in living cells. Organic dyes and fluorescent proteins are used… Read More ›
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