Stem Cells and the Self Engineering of Animal Embryos- Part 1
Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Warren Alpert Building 563
Part one of a four-part lecture series by Alfonso Martinez Arias, Professor of Developmental Mechanick, University of Cambridge. This week's lecture will discuss "the physics and engineering of Developmental Biology."
Torbjorn Lundh - Why don't circular wounds heal and a few other bloody problems?
The father of all physicians, Hippocrates, is believed to have stated the following question: Why do not circular wounds heal? Later, in Posterior Analytics I, Aristotle picked up Hippocrates' finding and moderated the statement somewhat: "It belongs to the physician to know that circular wounds heal more slowly, but it belongs to the geometer to...
Standing on a British shore a century ago, D'Arcy Thompson wondered whether the shape of a medusa can be likened to the equilibrium form of a gelatinous drop. While many study how animals get their shapes during development, less is understood about how or whether animal shape is regulated in adulthood. We pursue this question of animal shape regulation in the moon jellyfish, Aurelia aurita....