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Jonathan Tu has new flagella paper out in Phys Rev E

Decoupling translational and rotational effects on the phase synchronization of rotating helices The locomotion of swimming microorganisms often relies on synchronized motions; examples include the bundling of flagella and metachronal coordination of cilia. It is now generally accepted that such behavior can result from hydrodynamic interactions alone. In this paper we consider the interactions between…

Papers, papers…

I’ve been lax recently in updating our group site and more to come soon, but: 1) First data from Neural Dust effort now in JNM: Seo, D., Carmena, J. M., Rabaey, J. M., Maharbiz, M. M., & Alon, E. (2014). Model Validation of Untethered, Ultrasonic Neural Dust Motes for Cortical Recording. Journal of neuroscience methods.…

Daniel Cohen’s paper in Nat Mat just out!

Nice job, Daniel! Galvanotactic control of collective cell migration in epithelial monolayers Daniel J. Cohen, W. James Nelson & Michel M. Maharbiz Nature Materials (2014) doi:10.1038/nmat3891 Abstract Many normal and pathological biological processes involve the migration of epithelial cell sheets. This arises from complex emergent behaviour resulting from the interplay between cellular signalling networks and…