Latest Cilium Stories
Despite what you might have heard, genetic sequencing alone is not enough to understand human disease.
A gene that can cause congenital heart defects has been identified by a team of scientists, including a group from Princeton University.
University of Southern Mississippi scientists recently imitated Mother Nature by developing, for the first time, a new, skinny-molecule-based material that resembles cilia, the tiny, hair-like structures through which organisms derive smell, vision, hearing and fluid flow.
A new study in the September 6 issue of the Journal of Cell Biology (www.jcb.org) helps define the role of an important ciliary protein, CEP290.
It's safe to say that cilia, the hairlike appendages jutting out from the smooth surfaces of most mammalian cells, have long been misunderstood â€“ underestimated, even.
Nearly all mammalian cells have what's called a primary cilium â€” a single, stump-like rod projecting from the smooth contours of the cell's outer membrane.
An international group of researchers has identified the genetic cause of an inherited condition that causes severe fetal abnormalities.
An international group of researchers has identified the genetic cause of an inherited condition that causes severe foetal abnormalities.
Patients who encounter serious lung diseases in middle age, despite an absence of family history or other predisposing factors, may still have their genes to blame.
New research in the FASEB Journal shows that bone cells use microscopic hair-like projections, called cilia, to turn on bone-forming genes in response to mechanical loads.
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