Bent Out of Shape: Microchip Device Warps Cells to Spot Cancer (2 of 2) (video) American Association for the Advancement of Science Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption This is a high-speed video of a balloon filled with honey hitting a wall; note the extent to which the balloon is deformed. Similarly, the video shows a cell deforming upon impact in the deformability cytometer system. As the balloon and cell, respectively, impact a surface and deform, information about the material within either body becomes discernible. This video 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 video when publishing. This video 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.