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Artificial Cilia Spur New Nanotechnology Approach

July 26, 2011

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Recently, researchers presented the first example of a simple microscopic system that self-organizes to produce tiny, hair-like structures similar to cilia, wavy whiskers that move in synchronized fashion and perform feats such as clearing microscopic debris from the lungs and determining the correct location of organs during development.  Full Story

Brandeis University

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