Latest Cilium Stories

2009-07-23 14:15:00

Using high-speed cinematography, scientists at Cambridge University have discovered that individual algal cells can regulate the beating of their flagella in and out of synchrony in a manner that controls their swimming trajectories. Their research was published on the 24th July in the journal Science.

2009-06-30 14:52:10

The equipment used for biomedical research is shrinking, but the physical properties of the fluids under investigation are not changing.

2009-05-11 07:39:13

The mystery of genetic disease is only partially solved with the identification of a mutated gene. Often, the pattern of disease – the features or disorders associated with it – vary in type and severity among those who are affected. Scientists, physicians and patients all ask why.

2009-04-29 14:05:09

There is no vaccine to prevent swine flu disease, but a U.S. doctor says there are simple ways to help reduce risk of all infections including influenza. Most flus enter our body through our noses, and the organ in our nose that is critical to fighting infection is the nasal cilia, Dr.

2008-12-01 16:45:00

A UCLA study shows for the first time how microscopic crystals form sound and gravity sensors inside the inner ear.

2008-08-20 15:01:11

U.S.-led scientists say they've identified a critical protein complex in the growth of cell cilia that might have a key role in many serious diseases.

2005-07-29 15:24:02

A defect in the mechanics of motors that build tiny cellular hairs is the basis of a serious genetic disorder, according to researchers at UC Davis and Simon Fraser University, Canada. Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS), affecting about one in 100,000 births, includes progressive blindness, extra or fused fingers and toes, kidney disease and learning difficulties, among other problems.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.