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Listening to Blood Cells

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TORONTO, July 8, 2013 — Red blood cells struck with laser light generate high-frequency sound waves that could help researchers to differentiate normal blood cells from abnormal ones for the diagnosis of blood-related diseases. Deviations from the regular biconcave shape of a red blood cell are a significant indicator of blood-related diseases, whether they result from genetic abnormalities, from infectious agents or simply from a chemical imbalance. For example, the red blood cells of patients with malaria are irregularly swollen, while those with sickle cell anemia take on a rigid, sickle shape. ...Read full article

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