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Separating cells using sound waves

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Credit: Illustration Christine Daniloff/MIT

Researchers have discovered a useful way of separating cells using sound waves which could be used by doctors to catch tumour-spreading cells circulating in the bloodstream of cancer patients.

X. Ding, Z. Peng, S.-C. S. Lin, M. Geri, S. Li, P. Li, Y. Chen, M. Dao, S. Suresh, T. J. Huang. Cell separation using tilted-angle standing surface acoustic waves. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2014; DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1413325111


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