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  • Nowhere to hide: Molecular probe illuminates elusive cancer stem cells in live mice

    University of Illinois researchers developed a molecular probe that can tag and track elusive cancer stem cells in both cell cultures and live organisms. From left: Chemistry professor Jefferson Chan, graduate students Chelsea Anorma and Thomas Bearrood, and postdoctoral researcher Jamila Hedhli.

    University of Illinois researchers developed a molecular probe that can tag and track elusive cancer stem cells in both cell cultures and live organisms. From left: Chemistry professor Jefferson Chan, graduate students Chelsea Anorma and Thomas Bearrood, and postdoctoral researcher Jamila Hedhli.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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

    The paper “Surveillance of cancer stem cell plasticity using an isoform-selective fluorescent probe for aldehyde dehydrogenase 1A1” is available online. DOI: 10.1021/acscentsci.8b00313