By zeroing in on cells as they are squeezed and stretched in real time, researchers are untangling the developmental consequences of force generation, propagation, and detection. The research is not only yielding new insights into animal and plant morphology, but it may also lead to new tricks for controlling plant architecture or for halting cancer’s spread.
Neuroscience is drowning in data. Fortunately, theoretical and computational neuroscientists at Janelia are working to build lifeboats and lighthouses for other scientists to help them navigate this tsunami of statistics.
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