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Green fluorescent dye reveals medulloblastoma in mutant mouse brain

Glow Reveals Beginnings of Cancer

<p><strong>GREEN FLUORESCENT DYE</strong> reveals the presence of cells deep within the brain of a mutant mouse that represent the beginning of a brain cancer called medulloblastoma. This image comes from the laboratory of Robert Wechsler-Reya, an Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology at Duke University Medical Center, who studies cell growth and tumor formation in the nervous system. The dye was used to label cells containing an enzyme that is abundant in pre-cancerous cells. For more information visit the Wechsler-Reya lab's <a href="http://www.wechsler-reya.org/photo_gallery_research.php#" title="Fluorescent Brains and other Cool Stuff">photo gallery</a>.</p>