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Cilia, Reissner Fiber and Crooked Spines

Posted by on May 18th, 2020

Perhaps the most exciting aspect of attending any scientific meeting is the privilege of becoming aware of novel research findings in our fields of interest, prior to their appearance in published literature – and this begins as soon as we have the abstract book in hand! Sitting in my hotel room in Suzhou, and browsing[…]

Making Multiciliated Cells: The Guardians of Our Airways

Posted by on April 1st, 2019

With air pollution on the rise, our respiratory system is continually abused by a barrage of harmful substances that we breathe in with each inhalation. Fortunately, we are equipped with highly specialised ciliated cells, the multiciliated cells (MCCs), which differentiate hundreds of motile cilia on their apical surface1,2. These cilia beat rhythmically to drive mucus[…]