Key points from article :
Multiscale computer model incorporates data from physics, chemistry and biology.
Replicates single cell activity in the arterial wall and in the flowing blood.
Model verified against in vitro tests that stretched strips of tunica media.
High performance computing is the game-changer.
Aim is to take data from an individual patient and generate predicted health outcomes.
The study was published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface.