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Mathematicians and neuroscientists have created the first anatomically accurate model that explains how vision is possible.
A primordial developmental toolkit shared by all vertebrates, and described by a theory of the mathematician Alan Turing, sets the growth pattern for all types of skin structures.
Some researchers are using a complexity framework thought to be purely theoretical to understand evolutionary dynamics in biological and computational systems.
Elastic springs help tiny animals stay fast and strong. New work is finding what size critters must be to benefit from the springs.
The long, variable times that some diseases incubate after infection defies simple explanation. An idealized model of tumor growth offers a statistical solution.