Connecticut Sickle Cell Translational Science

George Lykotrafitis, PhD J. MACIASZEK and G. LYKOTRAFITIS, 'Sickle cell trait human erythrocytes are significantly stiffer than normal', Journal of Biomechanics, doi:10.1016/j.jbiomech.2010.11.008 (2010).  pdf   H. LI and G. LYKOTRAFITIS, 'A coarse-grain molecular dynamics model for sickle hemoglobin fibers', Journal of Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, doi:10.1016/j.jmbbm.2010.11.002 (2010).  pdf 
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