Cancer seen from the outside
This allows a three-dimensional tumor model that can be explored using virtual reality technology.
The Virtual Tumor, developed by scientists at Cambridge University, offers a new way of understanding and understanding the disease.
The cancer can be studied accurately and at all angles, with a single-cell map, which is graphically depicted.
Researchers have said that it understands the cancer derived from a sample of a tumor taken from a patient It will help you find new treatments.
To carry out the project that is part of an international study, scientists use biopsy of the breast cancer tissue about 1 millimeter and 100,000 different cells.
Very solid cuts came out of the sample it scansroand then dye itrowith n markers to show its molecular composition and the characteristics of its DNA.
Subsequently, the tumor was restructured through virtual reality. Any laboratory with this technology can be studied.
In fact, virtual reality systems allow many users around the world to study tumors.
"No one has studied this degree of detail before the geography of a tumor; It's a new way of coping with cancer"Professor Greg Hannon told BBC's director of the UK Cancer Research Institute (CRUK) in Cambridge.
The "Virtual Tumor" project is part of the CRUK Grand Challenge Awards.
Within the cancer
Within a "virtual" laboratory, Professor Hannon and I became avatars. Cancer is a set of bubble colors.
And the sample of the human tissue in addition to the size of a pen, could be a wide range within the virtual laboratory.
To study the tumors more precisely, The virtual reality system "flies the cell".
While Hannon's teacher turned around, the group's team ran away from the group: "Here you can see tumor cells that have escaped breast milk from the breast cancer sample."
"This could be a point that spreads to cancer around the tissues It was really dangerous. The study of 3D tumors has caught us this time, "he said.
KUKU Vousden, a CRUK scientist, conducts a laboratory at the Francis Crick Institute in London, helping us protect specific genes from cancer and what's wrong.
"Understanding how cancer cells interact in a healthy tissue is crucial If we develop new therapies, "he explained.
"This system is more dynamic than the 2D version that is being dynamized," said Vousden.