Artificial Cilia Engineered to Mimic Nature’s Earliest Movements

Artificial Cilia Engineered to Mimic Nature’s Earliest Movements

Researchers from the Kiel University have successfully engineered artificial cilia—a type of organelle responsible for movement in some of nature’s earliest evolved organisms. These artificial cilia not only produce net movement on the nanoscale, but they also autonomously aggregate and self-assemble. Such technology might one day contribute to the development of ultra-precise drug delivery systems […]