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  • Molecular beacon signals low oxygen with ultrasound

    Illinois graduate student Hailey Knox and chemistry professor Jefferson Chan developed a photoacoustic molecular probe that activates in tissues low in oxygen, which could lead to better diagnosis and treatment of cancer, stroke and blocked or narrowed blood vessels.

    Illinois graduate student Hailey Knox and chemistry professor Jefferson Chan developed a photoacoustic molecular probe that activates in tissues low in oxygen, which could lead to better diagnosis and treatment of cancer, stroke and blocked or narrowed blood vessels.

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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Jefferson Chan, call 217-300-2767; email: jeffchan@illinois.edu.

    The paper “A bioreducible N-oxide-based probe for photoacoustic imaging of hypoxia” is available online. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-01951-0