Tumor on a Dish

By growing pieces of patients' tumors on dishes, researchers at Vanderbilt University hope to determine what drugs would best work for those patients, Reuters reports.

Alex Walsh, a biomedical researcher there, is dosing the cells with various drugs then using a laser to get two cellular enzymes to fluoresce, and she tells Reuters that variations in the intensity of that fluorescence acts as a biomarker of cellular metabolism and drug response.

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