Microfluidic device that sorts cells by stiffness may help identify disease

Written on:October 18, 2013
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The mechanical properties of cells are often an indicator of disease. Cancer cells are typically soft and squishy. When the malaria parasite is inside a red blood cell, for example, the cell is stiffer than normal. Sickle cells also vary in stiffness. Research into the stiffness of diseased cells is lacking, in part due to limits in technology…

Source: Medical Devices


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