With the technological progress that has been initiated over the past few years, more and more new and improved diagnostic and treatment methods are being used in medicine. So today we’re looking at a new report from Singapore that could change the way we deal with cancer. Because researchers have developed a new approach with which cancer can be detected quickly and efficiently.
In this approach, a cell is coated with bromothymol blue. It is a dye that changes color based on pH. Since every cell has a unique fingerprint, the various RGB components (red, green, blue) can be used to determine which cell is healthy and which is sick. Diseased cells stain differently than healthy types under light.
The colored cells are then captured by a microscope with a camera and the images are analyzed by an AI algorithm. Based on the individual fingerprint of the cell, this recognizes whether there is a suspicion or whether everything is OK. The equipment required is relatively inexpensive, and if the method is used, no lengthy preparation is necessary.
The researchers from the National University of Singapore say that every cancer test can be carried out within
Minutes completed is, the detection happens in 95 Percent of cases correct. Compared to previous methods in which the cell is killed or poisoned by the procedure, the new procedure is safe.
In the future, the scientists would like to further optimize their approach and enable a kind of rapid test in the near future . Then we could simply be scanned during cancer screening and have our health status reported within minutes. The previous progression of malignant diseases should also be estimated in this way.
It is amazing what is possible in medicine these days. New insights are likely to extend our lives sustainably and make them more livable. If one day we should be able to effectively identify and treat cancer early so that it is just a simple disease, then I will be grateful.
Via NUS News