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Fluorescent Probe Shows Promise in Osteoarthritis Treatment

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A near-infrared fluorescent probe may make it easier to diagnose and monitor osteoarthritis. Tested in mice, the probe detected the activity leading to cartilage loss in joints. As the osteoarthritis progressed, the probes’ brightness levels increased. This was the first study to demonstrate that NIR fluorescence can be used to detect osteoarthritis changes, according to a research team led by Tufts University School of Medicine. “The fluorescent probe made it easy to see the activities that lead to cartilage breakdown in the initial and moderate stages of...Read full article

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