Cell mechanics: Hydraulic cracking.


In fracking, a highly pressurized liquid is injected into a drill hole to create fissures in deep rocks so as to release trapped natural gas or petroleum. Now, writing in Nature Materials, Xavier Trepat and colleagues show that a phenomenon similar to fracking occurs in epithelial sheets1 — the thin, tightly packed layers of cells that line organs and body… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/nmat4229


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@article{Moeendarbary2015CellMH, title={Cell mechanics: Hydraulic cracking.}, author={Emad Moeendarbary and Guillaume T. Charras}, journal={Nature materials}, year={2015}, volume={14 3}, pages={268-9} }