Shedding light on cancer metabolism in real-time with bioluminescence

Posted by on May 20, 2019 9:16 pm
Categories: health

Cancerous tumors can be made to bioluminesce, like fireflies, according to the level of their glucose uptake, giving rise to a technique for quantifying metabolite absorption. The firefly imaging technique for sugar can be translated from cancer to many other metabolic diseases.

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