At the origin of cell division: The features of living matter emerge from inanimate matter

Droplets of filamentous material enclosed in a lipid membrane: these are the models of a “simplified” cell used by the SISSA physicists Luca Giomi and Antonio DeSimone, who simulated the spontaneous emergence of cell motility and division – that is, features of living material – in inanimate “objects”. The research is one of the cover stories of the April 10th online issue of the journal Physical Review Letters.

from Phys.org: Physics News http://ift.tt/1l1W3Z2

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