April 11, 2018
Metastases are believed to originate from a rare type of tumor cells known as cancer stem cells. A combined tool for identifying and studying rare cells would provide cancer researchers with new information to better understand the nature of cancer stem cells, and hopefully allow them to develop treatments against these rare and deadly cells.
The Label-free Promise
May 1, 2017
To transform an invention to a product that can be purchased by any scientist is the often unappreciated but crucial role of commercializing enterprises. This was the underlying theme of my presentation at SPIE 2018, “The evolution of Phase Holographic Imaging from a research idea to publicly traded company”.
Life is a mess
April 25, 2017
In our daily lives, we all know how important it is to plan ahead to avoid a future mess. Ironically, we ourselves are such a future mess.
Fighting cancer with nanoparticles
April 18, 2017
Using HoloMonitor, scientists at Northeastern University have shown that paclitaxel-resistant ovarian cancer cells stopped multiplying by cell division when treated with nanoparticles. Ovarian cancer causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system.
No Blood, No Tumor
April 10, 2017
Scientists at Boston Children’s Hospital have used HoloMonitor to study living bone cancer cells. By studying their dynamics, they have successfully for the first time distinguished aggressive bone cancer cells that promote blood vessel formation from the harmless counterparts that do not promote blood vessel formation.