Video: Can light help us detect disease?

Will we one day be able to spot disease by shining a light on it? asks Chemist Maarten Merkx from Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands. His research explores how light-emitting proteins can be used to detect disease by tracking the number of antibodies in the cells.

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Author: Maarten Merkx is a chemist at Eindhoven University of Technology. 

Image: A researcher extracts a sample. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir.  

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