Monday, October 23, 2006

Melanoma, We Can Hear You...

The bloggers over at are writing about a team of scientists over at the University of Missouri-Columbia who can apparently detect cancer cells in an individuals blood by listening for them.

Apparently they're able to make the individual's cells vibrate and then recognize the unique pattern emitted by the cancer cells if present.

While melanoma is the only form of cancer detectable in this manner today, the test is said to be fast (done in 30 minutes) and minimally invasive... this could be an incredible win in the struggle against cancer.

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