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Why Cells Shouldn't Keep a Stiff Upper Lip

At the Interface of Disciplines, New Methods Add New Insights

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
In the electronic age, "mechanical" is something of a synonym for outdated. But at a recent talk at the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation director, Subra Suresh, gave examples of how studying the mechanical properties of blood cells can lead to new insights into diseases, as well as their treatments.

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