[Germany] Sunlight allows green algae to do more than just carry out photosynthesis. Some unicellular algae actually use light to Continue reading The adhesion of unicellular alga Chlamydomonas to surfaces is light-dependent
[Switzerland] Mercury causes severe neurological disorders in people who have consumed highly contaminated fish. Whereas we Continue reading Mercury is altering gene expression in algae
[USA] Chlamydomonas are single-celled green algae similar to pond scum. Like plants, Chlamydomonas cells make energy from sunlight. Continue reading How can algae see? They have eyespots!
[USA] They are the tiny motors present in many of the human body’s most complex systems. Cilia are hair-like structures that oscillate Continue reading Faculty team awarded $1.25 million to study ‘swimming cells’
[UK] New research reveals that even single-celled algae can coordinate tiny apendages to achieve a remarkable diversity of swimming gaits, even mimicking those of horses. Continue reading Great galloping algae: Can these tiny organisms really move like a horse
[Spain] When the last common ancestor of plants and animals populated the Earth more than 1.5 billion years ago, Continue reading Marco Polin: Synchronized cell motion without fluid interactions
None of us would be alive if sperm cells didn’t know how to swim, or if the cilia in our lungs couldn’t prevent fluid buildup. But we know very little about the dynamics of so-called “living fluids,” those containing cells, microorganisms or other biological structures.
“Living fluids are found everywhere, from Continue reading Swimming Algae Offer Penn Researchers Insights Into Living Fluid Dynamics