Study offers clue to red blood cells' slipperlike shape

11/6/2009 | PhysicsWorld.com

French and U.S. researchers who developed a model of a red blood cell as a flexible membrane to study how it adapts to the pressure of liquid flow found that the cell begins to take a slipperlike shape at lower flow speeds and when the membrane's area is compressed below a certain point. The researchers said the discovery could be used to help diagnose diseases that affect membrane structure, such as malaria.

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