Web Date: April 18, 2012
Spring-Loaded Nanoparticles Sense Proteases
To spot early signs of cancer, some doctors want to monitor protease activity in the body. Previous research has shown that certain proteases turn on at the early stages of disease. Now researchers have developed a nanoparticle to help: It lights up only around active proteases (J. Am. Chem. Soc., DOI: 10.1021/ja301259v).
As cancer starts developing, few cancer . . .
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