Glow-In-The-Dark Tumors made from Scorpion Venom

Wissenschaftler haben Zeugs aus Skorpiongift entwickelt, das Tumore im Körper (unter Infarotlicht) aufleuchten lässt (um Chirurgen das Schnippeln zu erleichtern).

tumorresearchers have developed a "paint" that can be injected into a patient's veins to make tumor cells glow. After a number of successful studies in mice and dogs, the paint is now being tested in humans in California.

The paint is made from two chemicals. The first is chlorotoxin, a protein derived from scorpion venom, which targets the chloride receptors on the surface of tumor cells. The protein carries a second, non-toxic chemical that makes the cells fluoresce when they are exposed to near-infrared light.

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