Bent Out of Shape: Microchip Device Warps Cells to Spot Cancer (1 of 2) (image) American Association for the Advancement of Science Share Print E-Mail Caption A schematic of normal and invasive cancer cells is shown. A more flexible cellular architecture may allow malignant cells to invade fluid-containing lung tissue. The authors measure this deformable state with the Deformability Cytometry technique. This image relates to a paper that appeared in the Nov. 20, 2013, issue of Science Translational Medicine, published by AAAS. The paper, by Dr. H.T.K. Tse at University of California, Los Angeles in Los Angeles, Calif., and colleagues was titled, "Quantitative Diagnosis of Malignant Pleural Effusions by Single-Cell Mechanophenotyping." Credit Courtesy of the Di Carlo Laboratory at UCLA Usage Restrictions Please cite the owner of the image when publishing. This image may be freely used by reporters as part of news coverage, with proper attribution. Non-reporters must contact Science for permission. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.