Analysis of blood from patients with sickle-cell disease reveals how cell clumping begins.
Diamond nanoneedles have strength approaching the theoretical maximum.
The brittle material can turn flexible when made into ultrafine needles, researchers find.
Materials with a special kind of boundary between crystal grains can deform in unexpected ways.
Microfluidic device uses acoustics to quickly analyze blood for signatures of cancer and other diseases. (Also see Video)
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