News: Theory and Simulation

Drinking is the principal route for water intake for most animal, a critical feature for their sustenance. The rules that govern this challenge, however, are not the same for all creatures, depending on their size and habitat. While suction is a common strategy, water uptake can thus take many forms, such as the use of hairy tongues.

A collaborative project by the Stanislav Y. Shvartsman, Yannis G. Kevrekidis, and Amit Singer (MATH) groups established a new approach to data fusion in studies of embryogenesis and used it to reconstruct multivariable dynamics of a patterning cascade in the...

Flexibility plays a key role in the assembly of molecules that make up cell membranes and other biological structures, particularly at the moment when the molecules snap together to form new compounds, a new study has found.