Fluorescent Peptides Shine Light on Esophagus (1 of 1) (image) American Association for the Advancement of Science Share Print E-Mail Caption A fluorescently labeled peptide paired with white light endoscopy helps researchers visualize esophageal tissue. This esophagus shows an absence of the architectural features that typically suggest the presence of cancer. The technique may offer a new approach for early cancer detection and prevention. This image relates to a paper that appeared in the May 8, 2013, issue of Science Translational Medicine, published by AAAS. The paper, by Dr. M.B. Sturm at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., and colleagues was titled, "Targeted Imaging of Esophageal Neoplasia With a Fluorescently Labeled Peptide: First-in-Human Results." Credit Image courtesy of C. Piraka, B.J. Elmunzer, and R. Kwon Usage Restrictions Please cite the owner of the image when publishing. This image may be freely used by reporters as part of news coverage, with proper attribution. Non-reporters must contact Science for permission. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.