Japanese scientists created a fluorescent spray that detects cancer cells microscopic, which go unnoticed by surgeons and magnetic resonance. According to information published by The Huffington Post .
TheResearchers from the University of Tokyo and the National Institutes of Health of the United States , explain that the aerosol is composed of a substance that causes a chemical reaction when making contact with the carcinoma ; It can be applied during surgery or endoscopy , so it could be a very valuable tool for surgeons and help improve the prognosis of the disease .
So far, the spray has been used to detect ovarian cancer in vitro and in mice; However, scientists expand their research to identify the condition of colon, liver and stomach, among others.
The following video shows the use of aerosol in a mouse, so you can see the tumors fluorescent In addition, it is explained that this spray is a spray probe that contains a green fluorescent biosensor, which triggers a chemical reaction on contact with the cells cancerous
Despite the good news, specialists have not yet identified the side effects that the spray can generate.
It should be noted that at the beginning of the month the scientists used a technique to make the tumors cerebral ; for this process patients are required to take a medication, which causes "an accumulation of fluorescent chemicals in the tumor, so it is pinkish glow."
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