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Cancer in Nanocolor: A New Type of Microscope Slide
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Cancer in Nanocolor: A New Type of Microscope Slide

Cancer in Nanocolor: A New Type of Microscope Slide
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Cancer in Nanocolor: A New Type of Microscope Slide

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Pathologists often use tissue samples and microscopy to help diagnose diseases like cancer. But distinguishing different cells often requires several stages of staining. Now researchers are presenting a new type of microscope slide which uses nanotechnology to change the perceived color of cells without staining them. They say that this could help diagnose diseases like cancer.

Reference: Balaur E, O’ Toole S, Spurling AJ, et al. Colorimetric histology using plasmonically active microscope slides. Nature. 2021;598(7879):65-71. doi: 10.1038/s41586-021-03835-2

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