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The benefits of getting high

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Standard rheology tells us how a cell responds to deformation. But ramping up the frequency reveals more about its internal dynamics and morphology, mapping a route to improved drug treatments — and possible insight into the malignancy of cancers.

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Figure 1: High-speed atomic-force microscopy and high-frequency cell rheology.

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Kroy, K. The benefits of getting high. Nature Phys 13, 728–729 (2017) doi:10.1038/nphys4128

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