Why Malaria Parasite Affects Red Blood Cells Deformability Revealed
A study led by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has found out why red blood cells start to lose their ability to deform, and squeeze through tiny blood vessels during the first 24 hours of invasion by the malaria-inducing parasite Plasmodium falciparum.
Deformability in Biological News
Bones at the nanoscale
...the way deformation at the nanoscale takes place in a bone by studying it with the synchrotron X-rays. This study explains the enor-mous stability and deformability
of bones. The hierarchical structure of bones makes them able to sustain large strains without breaking, de-spite being made of essentially rigid unit...
Deformability in Biological Technology
Engineering nanoparticles for maximum strength
...of each particle and see exactly when and how it fails thus eliminating the gap between experiment and theory."
Previous attempts to increase the deformability
of nanomaterials, in order to reduce their tendency to fail under limited strains, have also unfortunately reduced their strength. The new experiments...
Deformability in other areas