A better way to measure the stiffness of cancer cells

Biomedical engineers have discovered a way to detect signs of cancer on a cell-by-cell basis using two lasers and a camera. An increase in cell stiffness is an indicator of cancerous tissue, but current technology cannot gauge cells individually. In a study, researchers describe a technique for assessing an individual cell’s stiffness using patterns that appear within its internal structure….

Biomedical engineers have discovered a way to detect signs of cancer on a cell-by-cell basis using two lasers and a camera. An increase in cell stiffness is an indicator of cancerous tissue, but current technology cannot gauge cells individually. In a study, researchers describe a technique for assessing an individual cell’s stiffness using patterns that appear within its internal structure….