Aspen Center for Physics http://kajx.org en What Physics Teaches Us About Cells http://kajx.org/post/what-physics-teaches-us-about-cells <p></p><p>Physics is often introduced to young minds by teaching them to calculate the trajectory of a baseball or the time it took the apple to drop from the tree and bonk <a href="http://www.uh.edu/engines/epi606.htm">Newton on the head</a>. But maybe kids should learn how to calculate the speed at which nutrients zoom around our bodies, or the force of proteins building and tearing-down structures inside of cells. Now, the fundamental toolbelt of physics is being applied to better understand diseases like Alzheimer's and Lou Gehrig's, according to physicist <a href="http://people.umass.edu/rossj/Home.html">Jennifer Ross</a>. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 20:54:38 +0000 Ellis Robinson 3225 at http://kajx.org What Physics Teaches Us About Cells