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Cancer in 'nanocolour': a new type of microscope slide

Pathologists often use tissue samples and microscopy to help diagnose diseases like cancer. But distinguishing different cells often require several stages of staining. Now researchers are presenting a new type of microscope slide which uses nanotechnology to change the perceived colour of cells without staining them. They say that this could help diagnose diseases like cancer.

Research article: Colorimetric histology using plasmonically active microscope slides

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-021-02857-0

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