News of World Medicine

Scientists suggest to use special nanoparticles for cancer diagnosis

Scientists from the University of Rutgers have developed an effective method to detect small tumors and monitor their spread. The new method is more accurate than MRI and other existing techniques. It involves the use of light-emitting nanoparticles, The Hindustan Times reports.

After the introduction of special nanoprobes (devices with the ability to short-wave infrared radiation) into the body, small tumors can be observed in several organs. By means of nanoprobes, the scientists have managed to track the spread of tumors in the mice adrenal glands and bones much faster than by MRI.

Doctors may start using the new method in the next 5 years. According to the experts, nanoprobes may help to find more than 100 types of cancer. Recall: earlier scientists from the Harvard Medical School, the Massachusetts Laboratory of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence and the Massachusetts Hospital have successfully used an artificial intelligence to predict the development of cancer.

Source: The Hindustan Times.