Navigation Links
Brandeis lab's artificial cilia spur new thinking in nanotechnology
Date:7/29/2011

animal and plant cells, motor proteins called kinesin, which consume chemical fuel to move along microtubules and a bundling agent that induces assembly of filaments into bundles.

Sanchez and colleagues found that under a particular set of conditions these very simple components spontaneously organize into active bundles that beat in a periodic manner.

In addition to observing the beating of isolated bundles, the researchers were also able to assemble a dense field of bundles that spontaneously synchronized their beating patterns into traveling waves.

Self-organizing processes of many kinds have recently become a focus of the physics community. These processes range in scale from microscopic cellular functions and swarms of bacteria to macroscopic phenomena such as flocking of birds and traffic jams. Since controllable experiments with birds, crowds at football stadiums and traffic are virtually impossible to conduct, the experiments described by Sanchez and colleagues could serve as a model for testing a broad range of theoretical predictions.

In addition, the reproduction of such an essential biological functionality in a simple system will be of great interest to the fields of cellular and evolutionary biology, Dogic says. The findings also open a door for the development of one of the major goals of nanotechnology to design an object that's capable of swimming independently.

The Dogic lab is currently planning refinements to the system to study these topics in greater depth.


'/>"/>

Contact: Susan Chaityn Lebovits
lebovits@brandeis.edu
781-736-4027
Brandeis University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology technology :

1. Hooper Holmes Heritage Labs Division Launches New Home Diabetes Test
2. GeoVax Labs, Inc. Announces Six Month Financial Results and Provides Operational Update
3. Interleukin Genetics Licenses its PST(R) Genetic Test to OralDNA Labs
4. Association of Clinical Research Organizations (ACRO) Welcomes Clinilabs and RPS as New Members
5. Oridion Expands its OEM Partnerships - New Agreement with Spacelabs Healthcare
6. Preliminary Report of American Biotech Labs HIV Study Featured in Inaugural Issue of Journal of the Science of Healing Outcomes
7. Concentric Named Professional Agency of Record for Discovery Labs SURFAXIN(R)
8. DFB Sells Coria Labs to Valeant Pharmaceuticals
9. GeoVax Labs, Inc. Information To Be Available Through Standard & Poors Market Access Program
10. Nikon Instruments Appoints LABSCO its Clinical Distributor in Six States
11. GlaxoSmithKline to Acquire Genelabs Technologies to Increase Focus on Novel Small Molecule Therapies for Hepatitis C
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/2/2015)... Scotland , July 2, 2015 ... Bio-tech procurement company Amici Procurement has chosen ... to help it move to Office 365. ... provides small to medium-sized companies in the bio-tech ... all aspects of the purchasing cycle to help them ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... 1, 2015   Decision Resources Group ... of Otezla are its oral administration, alternative mechanism ... by surveyed rheumatologists. Otezla was the first oral ... of active psoriatic arthritis in the ... care includes conventional oral treatments including disease-modifying antirheumatic ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... , July 1, 2015 Isagenix International, a ... earned three Gold, three Silver, and three Bronze Stevie® ... held in Chicago this month.The ... premier business awards program in the U.S. ... company,s strength in developing leaders, cultivating talent, creating a ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... , July 1, 2015  UCB, a ... ), a global leader in designing, transforming, and ... Innovation Award in recognition of their close collaboration ... in UCB,s global business services (GBS) finance organization. ... providers and clients that work together effectively to ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Biotech Procurement Company Moves to Office 365 with iomart 2Surveyed Rheumatologists Report That Otezla's Oral Administration is its Single Greatest Advantage Over Currently Available Treatment Options 2Surveyed Rheumatologists Report That Otezla's Oral Administration is its Single Greatest Advantage Over Currently Available Treatment Options 3Isagenix Earns Nine American Business Awards 2Isagenix Earns Nine American Business Awards 3UCB and Genpact Receive Aecus Innovation Award for Success in Global Business Services 2UCB and Genpact Receive Aecus Innovation Award for Success in Global Business Services 3UCB and Genpact Receive Aecus Innovation Award for Success in Global Business Services 4UCB and Genpact Receive Aecus Innovation Award for Success in Global Business Services 5
... 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Oncothyreon Inc. (Nasdaq:,ONTY) (TSX:ONY) ... investigational new,drug (IND) application with the U.S. ... molecule phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase (PI-3-kinase),inhibitor for the treatment of ... initiate a Phase 1 clinical trial of ...
... DIEGO, April 30 BioMed Realty Trust, Inc.,(NYSE: ... ten-year lease for more,than 140,000 square feet at the ... Technologies, Inc.,(Nasdaq: DSTI ) will join BioMed,s rapidly ... the East Bay of San Francisco,s thriving,technology corridor., ...
... isnt always easy. However, shaking the bottle before trying to ... because it becomes more fluid when agitated. The opposite is ... not become a gel when shaken. , However, new ... Physical Review Letters shows that when fluids like water and ...
Cached Biology Technology:Oncothyreon files investigational new drug application for PX-866 oncology compound 2Oncothyreon files investigational new drug application for PX-866 oncology compound 3BioMed Realty Trust Announces 140,000 Square Foot Lease With DayStar Technologies at Pacific Research Center 2BioMed Realty Trust Announces 140,000 Square Foot Lease With DayStar Technologies at Pacific Research Center 3Atomic force microscopy reveals liquids adjust viscosity when confined, shaken 2Atomic force microscopy reveals liquids adjust viscosity when confined, shaken 3
(Date:6/30/2015)... To bolster its efforts and commitment to fighting cyber fraud, ... of two new team members. Dimitri ... Raviv will act as head of strategic alliances. These ... the most secure solutions for the enterprise market. ... a provider of security and management products, which was acquired ...
(Date:6/26/2015)... ATL Technology, LLC, a top provider of electromechanical ... use solutions, headquartered in Springville, Utah , ... California corporation with locations in Santa ... Rica ). This acquisition will incorporate MedConx,s ... ATL Technology,s existing facility in Costa Rica ...
(Date:6/25/2015)... , June 25, 2015  TAKE Solutions Ltd., ... patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office ... This process leverages TAKE Solutions, Clinical Accelerators to reduce ... 50% (when compared to standardization without the accelerators), thus ... At the heart of the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):HYPR Corp. Expands Biometric Authentication Team with Enterprise All Stars 2HYPR Corp. Expands Biometric Authentication Team with Enterprise All Stars 3ATL Technology Announces Acquisition of MedConx, Inc. and Expanded Global Footprint 2TAKE Solutions Awarded Patent By USPTO 2
... Raffa, a professor at the University of Wisconsin Department of ... lecture at Entomology 2010 the 58th Annual Meeting of ... San Diego, California. The honoree is the late Dr. Andrew ... 1958 to honor scientists whose lives and careers enhanced entomology ...
... once abundant in the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains, ... a virulent bacterial disease spread by fleas. Plague ... thousands of inhabitants, killing virtually the entire population within ... new colony, which eventually is wiped out when the ...
... fructose, very common in the Western diet, to activate a ... to grow more quickly, a study by researchers at UCLA,s ... known that cancers use glucose, a simple sugar, to fuel ... been shown between fructose and cancer proliferation, said Dr. Anthony ...
Cached Biology News:Kenneth F. Raffa to give Founders' Memorial Lecture at Entomology 2010 2Carnivorous mice spread deadly plague in prairie dog towns, Stanford study finds 2Carnivorous mice spread deadly plague in prairie dog towns, Stanford study finds 3Carnivorous mice spread deadly plague in prairie dog towns, Stanford study finds 4Pancreatic cancers use fructose, common in the Western diet, to fuel their growth 2Pancreatic cancers use fructose, common in the Western diet, to fuel their growth 3