Researchers from Sydney’s Garvan Institute of Medical Research and the UK have developed a glow-in-the-dark “biosensor mouse” that gives a real-time readout of the rapidly changing “skeleton” within cells.
Using sophisticated imaging technology, the researchers have watched as cells in the biosensor mouse respond dynamically to their surrounding environment in living tissues – including bone and the immune system – and as the cell’s skeleton is co-opted to drive breast and pancreatic cancers to spread. Read more . . .