• We then briefly summarize recent studies on the biophysics of growth cones and axons and use this perspective to discuss the cell biology of actin and MT dynamics, cellular adhesions, molecular force generation, and cytoskeletal cross-linkers. (frontiersin.org)
  • The strength of this approach is that because forces can be mathematically integrated, the relative contributions of different processes can be impartially considered in a single framework. (frontiersin.org)
  • The first U. S. Army Natick Research, Development and Engineering Center Atomic Force/Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (AFM/STM) Symposium was held on lune 8-10, 1993 in Natick, Massachusetts. (springer.com)
  • From this, we develop the idea that neurons are active fluids, which generate strong contractile forces in the growth cone and weaker contractile forces along the axon. (frontiersin.org)