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Novel quantum dots enhance cell imaging


October 28, 2018

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

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University of Illinois College of Engineering

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