sábado, 4 de abril de 2009

Scientists create glowinthedark brain cancer

Brain tumors are energy hogs but are sneaky and hide their consumption behind the blood protein albumin.

Researchers have discovered how to attach a fluorescent substance to albumin that accumulates in the tumor. A laser light causes the tumor to glow and viola! Surgeons safely remove the glow-in-the-dark cancer cells, leaving healthy cells alone

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