Scientists to Use Jellyfish Glow to Detect Cancer Cell in Human Body

The scientists from the United Kingdom have developed a new technique through which the luminous cells from jelly fish would be used to find out those tumours that are embedded deep in the human body.

Researcher Professor Norman Maitland thinks that this new technology could be ten times more accurate than the traditional CT scanners in spotting the tumours.

The American chemist Roger Tsien two years ago won the Nobel Prize for chemistry for purifying the protein behind the jellyfish's glow.

Professor Maitland said, "Cancers deep within the body are difficult to spot at an early stage and early diagnosis is critical for the successful treatment of any form of cancer".

Professor Maitland added that when he came to know about Dr. Tsien's work, it created a hope that his study could be taken to another level and find a useful method to detect the cancer tumour in human body.

Professor Maitland has used an undamaging virus to carry the protein to the tumour, once the virus reach the destination, it multiplies in multiple numbers and creates more colorful proteins.

The new technique is in its early stage of development and it is believed that it will help in detecting bunches of fewer than 100 cancer cells.