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Neue Methode zur Trennung steifer und weicher Blutzellen
New Method for Separating Rigid and Flexible Blood Cells
Jülich, 12 March 2019 – Scientists from Forschungszentrum Jülich have developed a new method for measuring the elasticity of red blood cells. This elasticity – along with many other cell properties – is considered an important biomarker. Various diseases such as sickle-cell anaemia, malaria, or diabetes are associated with an increasing rigidity of red blood cells. This rigidity is an indicator of the presence and progression of the disease. The disc-shaped red blood cells are usually very flexible and change their shape frequently. This permits them to penetrate even the smallest blood vessels in order to provide oxygen.
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Page Picture – Swarming of spheroidal microswimmers (Courtesy: K Qi, R. G. Winkler, G. Gompper; inspired by Andy Warhol)
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Winter School on Motile Active Matter: Nanomachines, Microswimmers, and Swarms
Motile active matter spans a wide rage of systems and phenomena, from synthetic nano- and micromachines, biological nano- and microswimmers, to cell dynamics and locomotion, and their swarm behavior. About 25 hours of lectures cover experimental, simulation, and theoretical techniques, and reach from relevant background knowledge to state-of-the-art results.
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Within the JARA research alliance, the JARA-SOFT group undertakes multi-disciplinary soft matter research to address current open questions in material sciences and biophysics. More: JARA-SOFT …


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