Behind the Beams

Technicians at MBU’s X-ray facility are crucial to maintaining the high-end equipment   On pushing open the yellow door marked with a bright radiation hazard sign, a wave of cool air belched out by 20 year-old air conditioners greets you. You can hear the low-pitched hum of compressors and generators, also 20 year-old occupants of […]

Can Solid Tissues Flow?

Cells can apply and sense forces to communicate and coordinate with each other. Scientists and engineers have teamed up under the mechanobiology banner to study these cellular forces   The outermost and the innermost surfaces of any organ are lined by the ‘epithelium’, a tissue composed of cells arranged in a sheet. For instance, the […]