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Fluids 2018, 3(4), 82; https://doi.org/10.3390/fluids3040082

On the Behaviour of Living Cells under the Influence of Ultrasound

School of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 1 Jan Smuts Laan, 2050 Braamfontein, South Africa
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Received: 19 September 2018 / Revised: 11 October 2018 / Accepted: 22 October 2018 / Published: 26 October 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Bubble Acoustics)
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Medical ultrasound technology is available, affordable, and non-invasive. It is used to detect, quantify, and heat tissue structures. This review article gives a concise overview of the types of behaviour that biological cells experience under the influence of ultrasound only, i.e., without the presence of microbubbles. The phenomena are discussed from a physics and engineering perspective. They include proliferation, translation, apoptosis, lysis, transient membrane permeation, and oscillation. The ultimate goal of cellular acoustics is the detection, quantification, manipulation and eradication of individual cells. View Full-Text
Keywords: cellular acoustics; ultrasound-induced lysis; acoustic microparticle manipulation; ultrasound-induced cell translation; micro-acoustics; non-bubble-assisted sonoporation cellular acoustics; ultrasound-induced lysis; acoustic microparticle manipulation; ultrasound-induced cell translation; micro-acoustics; non-bubble-assisted sonoporation
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Rubin, D.M.; Anderton, N.; Smalberger, C.; Polliack, J.; Nathan, M.; Postema, M. On the Behaviour of Living Cells under the Influence of Ultrasound. Fluids 2018, 3, 82.

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