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  • s  long and slender with a very small internal diameter

  • One of the most treacherous of major diseases, trichinosis, is caused by eating underdone pork in which larvae of the hairlike worm Trichinella spiralis dwell.
  • The continuous sugar-level readings are sent to a small receiver kept in a pocket or purse, and originate from the patch's hairlike filament that penetrates ever so slightly .
  • The eggs develop into hairlike parasites, some 20 inches long, which work their way through the body toward the head and shoulders.
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  • Buckling up to turn: Marine microbes change swimming direction via a high-speed mechanical instability
    Bacteria swim by rotating the helical, hairlike flagella that extend from their unicellular bodies. Some bacteria, including the Escherichia coli (E. coli) living in the human gut, have multiple flagella that rotate as a bundle to move the cell forward. These cells turn somewhat acrobatically by unbundling their flagella, causing the cell to tumble, reorient and strike out in another direction.
    July 8, 2013 - Science Daily

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