Using solar and astronomical image processing techniques and mathematical theory we have developed novel image analysis techniques to track the growth of tumours and other cell-based structures, which can be crucial for advancements of therapeutics to treat diseases such as cancers.
The visual similarities between coronal mass ejections and the outward invasion of cells from a tumour spheroid are striking. This study aims to help us better understand changes in the tissue architecture which are associated with tumour growth.
source: Departments of Physics, Aberystwyth University
A study recently published by Haifeng et al. demonstrated the use of sperms guided by a magnetic source (so called spermbots) to deliver chemical injections to cervical cancer cells. A video of this demonstrations (see below) has been published by New Scientist.
via: New Scientist