Mathematics explains how giant ‘whirlpools’ form in developing egg cells

The swirling currents occur when the rodlike structures that extend inward from the cells’ membranes bend in tandem, like stalks of wheat caught in a strong

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Jan. 13, 2021 ~5 min

 mathematics  cell  maths  eggs

Driving force behind cellular ‘protein factories’ could have implications for neurodegenerative disease

Researchers have identified the driving force behind a cellular process linked to neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s and motor neurone disease.

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Dec. 16, 2020 ~7 min

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New virtual reality software allows scientists to ‘walk’ inside cells

Virtual reality software which allows researchers to ‘walk’ inside and analyse individual cells could be used to understand fundamental problems in biology and

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Oct. 12, 2020 ~4 min

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Women in STEM: Dr Stephanie Höhn

Dr Stephanie Höhn is a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, and a member of Trinity Hall. Here, she tells us about her unusual path to an academic career, the advantages of being a biologist in a mathematics department, and how an organism that can turn itself inside out might one day help us prevent certain birth defects.

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Nov. 14, 2019 ~6 min

 mathematics  physics  women-in-stem  cell

Interplay between mitochondria and the nucleus may have implications for changing cell’s ‘batteries’

Mitochondria, the ‘batteries’ that produce our energy, interact with the cell’s nucleus in subtle ways previously unseen in humans, according to research published today in the journal Science.

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May 23, 2019 ~8 min

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