According to the Chinese Zodiac, the year of the Earth Pig (土豬) for the year 2019 will end shortly. As promised, it brought us a feeling of joyful abundance and lightness 1. It helped us taking well‐considered actions and ensured stability. We had seen a series of exciting special issues guest edited by high‐level experts in the field. Just to name only those on Metabolism Cytometry 2 and on Imaging Flow Cytometry 3 that still raise a lot of interest within and beyond our community. . .
Cancer ranks the second for human deaths among all kinds of diseases worldwide with about 18,190,000 new incidences and 9,600,000 mortalities in 2018 1. It has been reported recently that cancer is now the more common disease for human death in high‐income countries compared with cardiovascular diseases 2. In comparison with most other diseases, the malignance of cancer may be attributed to the following reasons. . .
Light scattering detection in microfluidic chips provides an important tool to identify cancer cells without any label processes. However, forward small‐angle scattering signals of cells, which are related to their sizes and morphologies, are hard to be detected accurately when scattering angle is less than 11° in microfluidic chips by traditional lighting design due to the influence of incident beam. Therefore, cell's size and morphology being the golden standard for clinical detection may lose their efficacy in recognizing cancer cells from healthy ones. . .
There was long time ago a saying by someone whose name I cannot recall at the moment: “Trust is good but control is better” (Or in other words: Доверие это хорошо. Контроль лучше). This is particularly true for quantitative science and I have...