Cell biology articles within Nature Physics


  • Editorial |

    Many advances in biological physics result from multidisciplinary collaborations. We celebrate the physics of life with a collection of articles that offer insight into successful interactions between researchers from different fields.

  • News & Views |

    A two-state hopping experiment combined with a dynamical systems model reveals that cancer cells are deterministically driven across barriers, whereas normal cells cross only with the help of stochastic fluctuations.

    • Ulrich S. Schwarz
  • Research Highlight |

    • Abigail Klopper
  • News & Views |

    Cells change shape and volume when they divide — not a simple task, especially when they are confined by surrounding tissue. Experiments now reveal that hydrostatic pressure changes generate the pushing forces that cells need to create space for division.

    • Jacob Notbohm
    •  & Brian Burkel
  • Research Highlights |

    • Abigail Klopper