Engineered fat cells slip through blood-brain barrier to illuminate early-stage tumors
18Dec

Penn State researchers found that an engineered fat cell was able to penetrate the blood-brain barrier ...

Cancerous growths that arise from the supportive tissue of the brain, known as gliomas, account for around 30 percent of all brain tumors and carry an average survival rate of just 14 months. These aggressive tumors are difficult to detect through MRI, largely due to the the protective blood-brain barrier that stops contrast agents from entering and lighting them up. But a new type of engineered fat cell could make them more treatable, by penetrating the barrier and revealing their presence at a much earlier stage of development.

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