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Cancer in Nanocolor: A New Type of Microscope Slide

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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