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Sweet! Sugar-coated probe yields better acid test

20:00 EDT 10 Aug 2017 | AAAS

(Michigan Technological University) When our cells' acid-alkaline balance goes wrong, it can go wrong in a big way--think cancer and cystic fibrosis. New fluorescent probes make it easier to detect pH and sweetened the deal by adding sugar to his acid-sensitive probes, making them much friendlier to living tissue.

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