Microfluidic device uses acoustics to quickly analyze blood for signatures of cancer and other diseases. (Also see Video)
The study established a framework for understanding the mechanics that underlies vesicle formation, which can be used to help develop liquid biopsies for a range of diseases and to develop new drug delivery vehicles.
An interdisciplinary, international group of researchers has found new biophysical markers that could help improve the understanding of treatments for sickle cell disease.
Researchers used computer modeling to show how the spleen maintains the quality of red blood cells in the bloodstream. The findings may provide insights into conditions that lead to anemia.
Computer model finds slits in the spleen impose a “physical fitness test” on red blood cells.
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