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St. Jude study solves mystery of mammalian ears

...r called the cochlea, these outer hair cells sport tufts of hair-like cilia that project into the fluid. Th...on, or somatic motility. The contraction pulls the tufts of cilia downward, which maximizes the force of their vibration. In mammals, both the cilia and the ...

Fruit fly research set to revolutionize study of birth defects

... defects in human babies. Babies have bent limbs, tufts of hair and bulging eyes and the fruit flies have bent legs (and wings), tufts of bristles and rough eyes." While identifying this gene array is significant in its own right, t...

Simple explanation for complex pattern of feather development

...ex shafted feathers evolved from the simpler downy tufts by the addition of new players to the original activator-inhibitor pair. Prum is now following up on several clues in the search for these other molecular signals. ...

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