If you have oranges that have gone bad, you don’t necessarily have to throw them away. These oranges can now contribute to the greater good.
The University of Sydney has recently discovered a way to detect cancer way before it actually becomes cancerous. Thanks to the new nanobiosenser, cancer will be detected even before it becomes problematic.
“Off” oranges can detect cancer
Like many diseases, cancer usually takes years or even decades before symptoms start showing and by the time symptoms start showing, it is too late to treat it.
According to COSMO, The nanobiosenser is a tiny probe that “glows” fluorescently in human cells, and signals if those cells become acidic, indicating that cancer is not far off. This shows which cells are at the greatest risk of cancer, so preventative measures can be taken.
With this new study, many are hopeful that it may turn around many cancer cases that do not end up with a positive result.
Speedy and accurate results
Not only will it detect cancer before it becomes cancerous but it will detect a cancerous cell in a matter of a minute! Talk about the new age of technology!
In order to see whether these cells are cancerous or not, a small tissue biopsy is taken from the patient and put in a petri dish. Thereafter the biosensor is applied to the cells and examined under a fluorescent microscope which picks up tiny changes in light.
If the cells are healthy, the biosensor shines brightly, but if the cells are more on the acidic side, the light dulls which is an indication that the cells are precancerous. At this time, the necessary steps can be taken to treat cancer before it becomes bigger.
Who would have thought a simple fruit could do such wonders? We will no longer only be hearing an apple a day keeps the doctor away as the oranges will be taking the lime light!