Sorting the good from the bad

Healthy and cancerous cells attached to fibres

Stress applied to cancerous and non-cancerous cells stuck to nanofibres causes the cancerous cells to become unfixed

US scientists have found a way to separate cancerous cells from healthy cells by taking advantage of their adhesion properties. Separating cancer cells for analysis is a critical step for determining the recommended course of treatment for patients.

See the full article in Chemistry World

Or read the Integrative Biology paper:

Plasma surface modification of electrospun fibers for adhesion-based cancer cell sorting
B. N. Blackstone, J. J. Willard, C. H. Lee, M. T. Nelson, R. T. Hart, J. J. Lannutti and H. M. Powell
DOI: 10.1039/C2IB20025B

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One Response to “Sorting the good from the bad”

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