Thermal microscopy at the single-cell level can grade tumors

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Thermal properties of cells regulate their ability to store, transport, or exchange heat with their environment. So gaining control of these properties is of great interest for optimizing cryopreservation--the process of freezing and storing blood or tissues, which is also used when transporting organs for transplants.
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Cancer cells contain a thermal signature that reflects a higher metabolism than those of healthy cells, and this signature is useful for grading tumors. So researchers at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CRNS) used active thermography camera technology to develop a thermal microscope that can produce heat maps of single cancer cells to help them understand their thermal behavior or even detect cancer.

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