Cornell dots, or C dots for short, are tiny silica particles that fluoresce under certain conditions. They have shown promise as a way of tagging tumors in preparation for removal, but during safety testing of the C dots a remarkable new ability was discovered. When the peptide-coated C dots were introduced in high doses to […]
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Cornell researchers David Nanus, Evi Giannakakou and Brian Kirby - collaborating between Ithaca and New York City - will explain their new, microfludic device that collects circulating, living prostate cancer tumor cells from blood....
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Nanoparticles known as Cornell dots, or C dots, have shown great promise as a therapeutic tool in the detection and treatment of cancer.
An injectable agent that causes cancer cells to fluoresce could help surgeons remove all of a tumor the first time and prevent further operations and potentially cancer recurrence.