Shine bright: How diamonds could help detect cancer

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They sparkle on your jewelry, but researchers in Australia are investigating whether they can make diamonds that also light up on MRI in order to help spot cancers.

Physicists at the University of Sydney have magnetized nanoscale, synthetic diamonds, which can be attached to cancer-targeting chemicals. After being injected into the body, the diamond-rich solution will be attracted to tumor sites and light up the cancer on MRI.

The research is currently in the very early stages, but you can read more at the link below: