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:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... ... Confocal High-Content Imaging System. This transformative system fits a broad range of ... such as spheroids, tissues, and organisms. , The ImageXpress Micro Confocal ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... VetStem Biopharma ... Equine cervical facet joint problems can be caused by injuries and abnormalities of ... of nerve roots or of the spinal cord itself. This can manifest itself ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... ... Knowledgent , the data and analytics firm, today announced a new ... the healthcare industry. , As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grab headlines ... years as more entities become technology enabled through Electronic Medical Records (EMRs). , With ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... A new host-based ... researchers at the Keck Graduate Institute and its collaborators. The discovery has the ... were published online on August 27 by Scientific Reports, an open access research ...
Breaking Biology Technology:ImageXpress Micro Confocal High-Content Imaging System Expands the Boundaries of Research 2ImageXpress Micro Confocal High-Content Imaging System Expands the Boundaries of Research 3VetStem Biopharma Announces New Clinical Research Program for Equine Cervical Facet Joint Disease 2VetStem Biopharma Announces New Clinical Research Program for Equine Cervical Facet Joint Disease 3New White Paper Explores Data Lake Opportunities in the Healthcare Industry 2Scientists Discover New Use for an Old Therapy Inhibiting Deadly Pathogens Including Ebola and Anthrax 2Scientists Discover New Use for an Old Therapy Inhibiting Deadly Pathogens Including Ebola and Anthrax 3Scientists Discover New Use for an Old Therapy Inhibiting Deadly Pathogens Including Ebola and Anthrax 4
... 8 Edwards Lifesciences,Corporation (NYSE: EW ), the ... the company will celebrate a number of cardiac surgery,milestones ... the American,Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), May 10-14 in ... -- which this year celebrates,its 50th anniversary of partnering ...
... Listing and Attract Additional Investors ... as Company Enters Next Growth Phase, SAN DIEGO, May 8 ... (ICG),technology, today announced the reverse split of 1 for 7 shares ... Company,s,Annual Shareholders Meeting earlier today., The record date for the ...
... ... U.S. ThermaCool NXT System Sales ... THRM ), a leader in non-invasive tissue tightening in the ... 31, 2008., Revenue for the first quarter of 2008 was ...
Cached Biology Technology:Edwards Lifesciences Celebrates One Million Heart Valve Patients and More at AATS 2008 2Edwards Lifesciences Celebrates One Million Heart Valve Patients and More at AATS 2008 3Edwards Lifesciences Celebrates One Million Heart Valve Patients and More at AATS 2008 4CardioDynamics Shareholders Approve One-for-Seven Reverse Split of Company's Common Stock and Trading in Post-split Shares Begins May 9, 2008 2CardioDynamics Shareholders Approve One-for-Seven Reverse Split of Company's Common Stock and Trading in Post-split Shares Begins May 9, 2008 3Thermage Announces First Quarter 2008 Financial Results 2Thermage Announces First Quarter 2008 Financial Results 3Thermage Announces First Quarter 2008 Financial Results 4Thermage Announces First Quarter 2008 Financial Results 5Thermage Announces First Quarter 2008 Financial Results 6Thermage Announces First Quarter 2008 Financial Results 7Thermage Announces First Quarter 2008 Financial Results 8Thermage Announces First Quarter 2008 Financial Results 9
(Date:8/4/2015)... , Aug. 04, 2015 ... http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/nvh7k2/digital_forensics ) has announced the addition of ... (Hardware, Software, and Service), Sub-Segment (Computer Forensics, ... Forensics), Tool Types, Service, Vertical and Region ... to their offering. By Component ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... -- Den 10. internationale konference om Genomik (ICG-10, ... 25. oktober i Shenzhen , Kina. ... år. Siden starten i 2006 er ICB blevet en ... er en af de mest dynamiske, entusiastiske og sjove ... gennembrud og fremskridt inden for ,omik,-forskning, som yderligere vil ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... La 10e Conférence internationale sur la ... le BGI du 22 au 25 octobre 2015 ... La conférence célèbre son 10e anniversaire ... est devenue l,une des réunions annuelles mondiales les ... c,est aussi la plus dynamique, la plus enthousiaste ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Digital Forensics Market - The Market Represents a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 11.3% From 2015 to 2020 2Den 10. internationale konference om Genomics (ICG-10) åbner i oktober 2La 10e International Conference on Genomics (ICG-10) doit s'ouvrir en octobre 2La 10e International Conference on Genomics (ICG-10) doit s'ouvrir en octobre 3
... May 9, 2013, New York, NY and San Diego, CA ... Epigenome Roadmap Project has published a sweeping analysis in the ... genes are turned on and off to direct early human ... Cancer Research, Joseph Ecker of The Salk Institute for Biological ...
... WASHINGTON , May 9, 2013 ... a solution that automates forensic   bulk-processing of media ... proven with US Federal agencies to provide an "Order ... of suspects. Allevate Limited and Tygart ...
... The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has announced the ... of HHMI Investigators.The appointment ranks as one of the ... research scientist. Dr. Nudler, the Julie Wilson Anderson Professor ... Pharmacology at NYU Langone Medical Center, was selected among ...
Cached Biology News:Mapping the embryonic epigenome 2Mapping the embryonic epigenome 3Revolutionary Face Recognition Media Exploitation System Now Available to Enhance Public Safety in Europe 2Revolutionary Face Recognition Media Exploitation System Now Available to Enhance Public Safety in Europe 3Revolutionary Face Recognition Media Exploitation System Now Available to Enhance Public Safety in Europe 4NYU Langone Medical Center researcher named Howard Hughes Investigator 2
... Hybaid's unique Electro-4 design allows "4 gels ... it is possible to run 200,samples or ... stacking up to four,horizontal gels. To ensure ... to the number of gels being run. ...
... Continuing a tradition of progressive centrifuge design ... series. The Centra-CL3 and Centra-CL3R (refrigerated) general ... laboratory., Quality Control Over Sample Preparation ... lock up to 99 protocols and has ...
... DNA Polymerase I Large (Klenow) Fragment, Exonuclease ... lacks both the 5´→3´ and the 3´→5´ ... DNA Polymerase I (1,2). It is used ... strand displacement amplification (5). Klenow Fragment, Exonuclease ...
DNA Polymerase I Large (Klenow) Fragment is a DNA polymerase that lacks the 5'Cut Site3' exodeoxyribonuclease activity of intact DNA Polymerase I but it contains the 3'Cut Site5' exodeoxyribonuclease...
Biology Products: