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Smartphone Device Detects Cancer In an Hour
3/12/2011

Kkleiner writes "Scientists at the Center for Systems Biology at Massachusetts General mash unit have microcircuit a microNMR device that accurately detects cancer cells and integrates with a smartphone (abstract). Though just a prototype, this device enables a clinician to extract small amounts of cells from a mass inside of a patient, analyze the sample on the spot, acquire the results in an hour, and pass the results to other clinicians and into medical records rapidly. How much does the device cost to make? $200. Seriously, smartphones just got their own Samuel L. Jackson-esque wallet."
Reader Stoobalou points out other cancer-related news that Norwegian researchers have found a group of genes that upsurge a person's risk to develop lung cancer.



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