Prolonged increase in the number of calcium changes the color of the tattoo.
Scientists have developed a tattoo that will help determine the development of certain cancers at an early stage, according to HealthyStyle.info with reference to the Correspondent.
Cancer of the breast, colon, prostate and lung leads to increase of calcium content in the body. Therefore, the researchers decided to track this indicator.
They created cells, in which prolonged increase in calcium manifests itself calcium-sensitive receptor. After that, it triggers the enzyme that accelerates the production of dark melanin pigment. The area of the skin in this dark place.
The tattoo will help identify cancer stages, when it occurs without symptoms or with subtle symptoms, such as weakness and anorexia.
Scientists say that to notice the appearance of a mole naked eye. The invention has been tested in mice so far it exists only as a prototype.
The article States that hypercalcemia is a sign not only cancer, but also other pathologies, but the manifestation of the tattoo can serve as a signal for further examination.