Small semiconducting nanocrystals called ‘quantum dots’ can produce a spectrum of colours depending on their size to read the temperature of individual cells. Photo: SCMP Pictures

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Researchers find way to gauge the temperature of ‘sick’ cells by injecting them with light-emitting particles, or ‘quantum dots’

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Small semiconducting nanocrystals called ‘quantum dots’ can produce a spectrum of colours depending on their size to read the temperature of individual cells. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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