Predicting Behavior Of Sickle Cells – MIT News

Patients with sickle cell disease often suffer from painful attacks known as vaso-occlusive crises, during which their sickle-shaped blood cells get stuck in tiny capillaries, depriving tissues of needed oxygen. Now, researchers from MIT, CMU and UPitt have developed a tiny microfluidic device that can analyze the behavior of blood from sickle cell patients. (Learn more:

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