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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.

2009-04-27 12:47:44

U.S. government scientists say they have decoded the structure of a protein complex secretion system that is essential for infection. The research, conducted in part at the U.S.

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2009-04-20 10:49:09

Scientists at the Cambridge University have discovered that freshwater algae can form stable groupings in which they dance around each other, miraculously held together only by the fluid flows they create.

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2009-04-15 11:51:21

Scientists studying how marine bacteria move have discovered that a sharp variation in water current segregates right-handed bacteria from their left-handed brethren, impelling the microbes in opposite directions.

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2008-11-20 11:07:15

Brown University physicists have completed the most detailed study of the swimming patterns of a microbe, showing for the first time how its movement is affected by drag and a phenomenon called Brownian motion.

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2007-01-30 08:10:00

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have discovered new details about how bacteria generate energy to live.

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2006-05-30 14:00:00

When single-celled organisms such as sperm crack their whip-like appendages called flagella, the beating sets them in motion. But in certain colonies of green algae, flagella also boost nutrient uptake, according to surprising new research.


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