Monday, September 8, 2014

A new tool for fighting GBM

Yes, this looks like a laser point … and that’s good. 

Why? According to a recent article, Moritz F. Kircher and colleagues at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center have developed a new handheld device to “…detect "Raman nanoprobes" with very high accuracy.”

According to the article, “These nanoprobes are injected the day prior to the operation and go specifically to tumor cells, and not to normal brain cells. Using a handheld Raman scanner in a mouse model that mimics human GBM, the researchers successfully identified and removed all malignant cells in the rodents' brains” (in a test).

Want to read more?  Here’s a link:

Illustration Credit: Moritz Kircher

1 comment:

Creative Animodel said...

It seems that the nanoprobes has high accuracy than other methods, coordinated with the crispr mouse models in the experiment before the operation.