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Mathematical models based on experimental data can give new insight into biological systems not easily gleaned from experiments alone. Nijhout et al explain how their approach to modeling complex metabolic networks delivers insights relevant to human health.
Cells sense and respond to physical forces in a broad range of biological phenomena. We invited leading researchers to discuss how the field of mechanotransduction is changing the way we think cells (and animals!) interact with their environments, and highlight striking examples from across different fields.
What triggers eukaryotic cells to enter and exit from mitosis? John Tyson and Béla Novak explain how mathematical modeling has helped answer this question, making some surprising predictions - for example a bistable switch implementing irreversible entry - that were later confirmed experimentally.
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