Biophysical Journal

The Biophysical Journal is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Cell Press on behalf of the Biophysical Society. It covers all aspects of biophysics. The journal was established in 1960. It is currently published biweekly, for a total of 24 issues per year. In addition, an supplemental "abstracts issue" is published, containing abstracts of presentations at the Biophysical Society meeting. The editor-in-chief is Jane Dyson.

Publisher
Cell Press
History
1960-now
Website
http://www.cell.com/biophysj/
Impact factor
3.632 (2016)

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Medical research

Muscles more sensitive to stretch than previously thought

Almost 50 years after Nobel prize-winner Andrew Huxley published his seminal findings about muscle contraction, scientists from the University of Bristol have retraced Huxley's steps. Their findings, published today in the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Inside the hepatitis C virus is a promising antiviral

A peptide derived from the hepatitis C virus (HCV) kills a broad range of viruses while leaving host cells unharmed by discriminating between the molecular make-up of their membranes, reveals a study published January 5 in ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Research yields first detailed view of morphing Parkinson's protein

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers have taken detailed images and measurements of the morphing structure of a brain protein thought to play a role in Parkinson's disease, information that could aid the development of medications ...

Medical research

Researchers solve 20-year puzzle of how heart regulates its beat

(Medical Xpress)—A 20-year puzzle as to how the heart regulates contraction appears to have been solved by researchers from the University of Bristol. The findings, published in the journal Biophysics, paves the way to ...

Medical research

Study of how eye cells become damaged could help prevent blindness

Light-sensing cells in the eye rely on their outer segment to convert light into neural signals that allow us to see. But because of its unique cylindrical shape, the outer segment is prone to breakage, which can cause blindness ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Small molecule may play big role in Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease is one of the most dreaded and debilitating illnesses one can develop. Currently, the disease afflicts 6.5 million Americans and the Alzheimer's Association projects it to increase to between 11 and 16 ...

Oncology & Cancer

Learning how cancer cells collaborate to multiply and metastasize

Cancer cells are known to migrate and collaborate to form networks that function as conduits providing access to nutrients and blood vessels. Now, researchers in Japan have generated similar large-scale structures from cancer ...

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