Topic: Jellyfish cells 'diagnose' cancer, York scientists say

Found this interesting for the future and thought I would flag it up here.

He said: "Cancers deep within the body are difficult to spot at an early stage, and early diagnosis is critical for the successful treatment of any form of cancer.

"What we have developed is a process which involves inserting proteins derived from luminous jellyfish cells into human cancer cells.

"Then, when we illuminate the tissue, a special camera detects these proteins as they light up, indicating where the tumours are."

"The process is an extension of the work done by American chemist Dr Roger Y Tsien, who won a Nobel Prize in 2008 for taking luminous cells from the crystal jelly species of jellyfish and isolating the GFP."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-yo … e-11667447

Gavin

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