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Novel quantum dots enhance cell imaging
October 28, 2018
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.A team of researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Mayo Clinic have engineered a new type of molecular probe that can measure and count RNA in cells and tissue without organic dyes. The probe is based on the conventional fluorescence in situ hybridization technique, but it relies on compact quantum dots to illuminate molecules and diseased cells rather than fluorescent dyes. Full Story
University of Illinois College of Engineering
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