Order from a border

Edges cause cilia to quickly synchronize their beating pattern.
Border regions can cause cilia to coordinate their motion creating a unidirectional wave that is essential for biological functions. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (MPI-DS) in Göttingen proposed a new model describing this synchronized pattern driven by the border region.

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