New Technique May Improve Diagnosis of Cancer
(Reuters)...The investigators used imaging mass spectrometry to detect cells producing high levels of a specific protein that helps tumors to grow, called thymosin beta-4.......the researchers modified a standard mass spectrometer to photograph slices of normal mouse brain and human brain tumors grown in mice.......``Pictures`` of tissue revealed that certain proteins were found only in the inside of the tumor and around the edges....- Apr 03 1:12 PM ET
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