Sophia and Richard Lunt discovered an approach to detect and attack cancer cells by utilizing solar power technology to improve light-activated fluorescent dyes. The dyes typically aid with diagnosis, image-guided surgery, and site-specific tumor treatment, but the new method could allow the dyes to accelerate chemical reactions. The concept has been tested in breast, lung, and skin cancer cells of mice and was proven effective in making the dyes much more reliable. Now that successful trials are being run, it will just take improvement and additional research to apply the solar technology to real patients.
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