Did you hear about the molecular probe that can illuminate elusive cancer stem cells in live mice?
In a paper published in the journal ACS Central Science, the researchers described the probe's effectiveness in identifying cancer stem cells in cultures of multiple human cancer cell lines as well as in live mice.
"It's really the first time to be able to look at cancer stem cells in the complicated environment where they live -- not only in cell cultures or artificial tumor environments," said Illinois chemistry professor Jefferson Chan, who led the study. "Seeing them is the first step toward understanding them. Now we can see where they're hiding out, how they change as the disease is progressing or how they respond when you apply treatment."
WOW!! This sounds like a break through.
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