New tissue-imaging technology could enable real-time diagnostics, map cancer progression

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) A new microscope system can image living tissue in real time and in molecular detail, without any chemicals or dyes, report researchers at the University of Illinois. It enables researchers to study concurrent processes within cells and tissue, and could give cancer researchers a new tool for tracking tumor progression and physicians new technology for tissue pathology and diagnostics.