17 Feb 2011

Our Changing World - Primary Cilia

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:34 pm on 17 February 2011

Just like an aerial picks up radio waves, it seems that every cell in your body has an antennae that picks up signals from the environment. They're called primary cilia, and according to Tony Poole from the University of Otago, understanding how they work in the kidney could lead to a cure for a pretty terrible human disease.