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Purdue University

Liver Metastasis of Human Prostate Cancer


Researchers have discovered a link between prostate cancer aggressiveness and a compound called cholesteryl ester accumulated in lipid droplets inside single cancer cells. This image shows liver metastasis of human prostate cancer, taken using a technique called stimulated Raman scattering microscopy. The bright dots represent intracellular lipid droplets enriched in cholesteryl ester.

A publication-quality image is available at http://news.uns.purdue.edu/images/2014/cheng-prostate.jpg.

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