‘Smart Fat Cells’ Could Help Detect Gliomas Earlier

Researchers have created ‘smart fat cells’ that can help detect smaller, early-stage gliomas in mice before they become deadly. These tiny cells cross the blood-brain barrier, which protects the brain by blocking most molecules from entering it, and seek out the glioma tumor cells. Since these fat cells are also laded with a ‘light up’ agent, they show up on MRI scans, showing where the developing tumor is growing.

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