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New Invention Detects Cancer in Seconds

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By: Elizabeth Lee From: voanews.com Technology is being developed in Austin, Texas, to make cancer detection faster and tumor removal more precise. A device called the MasSpec Pen can detect cancer with just one touch, researchers said. “Well, it’s a game changer because I was doing a case the other day with a surgeon, and we had to wait an additional …

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Scientists tout ‘pen’ technology that detects cancer in 20 seconds

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By: Madeleine Rivera From: foxnews.com Imagine if you could detect cancer within seconds. A group of researchers from the University of Texas at Austin say they’ve developed the technology to do just that. The MasSpec Pen, which is being showcased at SXSW this week, can identify cancerous tissue during surgery in real time. “The MasSpec Pen is a handheld device …

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Horse chestnuts could be the key to detecting cancer, study shows

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By: Kayla Brantley From: dailymail.co.uk Researchers from The City College of New York extracted a chemical from horse chestnuts to better detect masses during MRIs and CT scans  for cancer Using the chemical, experts have created a bright and florescent gel that can be easily detected during cancer imaging  This corrects the current issue with imaging that produces low light, …

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This start-up is using AI to detect cancer before humans can for $1

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By: Arjun Kharpal From: cnbc.com Zebra Medical Vision has created algorithms that read medical scans and detect disorders The company announced plans of a business model that offers each scan for $1 This is aimed at expanding advanced medical technology into emerging markets Medical scans provide doctors with the visual information they need to spot any disease or disorder that …

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Early cancer detection through saliva is real health care reform

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By: Joel Strom From: ocregister.com While the public and media focus their attention on stalled health care reform at the public policy level, they overlook real health care reforms that could significantly improve public health, increase access and lower costs. Consider the recent major breakthrough in early cancer detection using saliva. With the exception of advancements for certain cancers, including …

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Cancer-detecting gum may soon be available

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By: Ruth Ravve From: foxnews.com You won’t find it in your local candy store, but soon there may be a new chewing gum that could help save your life. It isn’t Juicy Fruit or Bazooka, but a gum being developed by an Alabama company called Volatile Analysis that’s designed to determine whether a person has cancer. The gum absorbs what …

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X-Ray vision tech that can detect cancer could be coming to future smartphones

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By: Arjun Kharpal From: cnbc.com Six years ago, Raviv Melamed and his co-founders were in the basement of his house testing technology they hoped could bring medical-grade x-ray vision to the masses. A year later in 2012, the lightbulb moment occurred and Melamed’s company Vayyar had a product – a sensor that would allow devices to “see through” barriers such …

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NVLS: Precision-Based Tech Changing Cancer Detection and Treatment

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The medical industry is moving towards precision-based medicine utilizing new targeted diagnostics and therapies to significantly improve patient outcomes in the diagnosis and treatment of leukemia, digestive system tumors, and breast cancer.(2) Recently, the drive towards precision medicine was expanded with the 21st Century Cures Act, which allocates $4.8 billion in federal funding to initiatives whose shared goal is to …

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New Handheld Device, Q-Poc Detects Cancer, Tuberculosis in 15 Minutes

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By: Jessica F From: natureworldnews.com Late detection in chronic diseases including cancer can mean devastating results. Sometimes, this means it’s too late to cure the patient. That’s why a London-based company developed a handheld device which can detect cancer and tuberculosis in just 15 minutes. According to a report by NDTV, a start-up company in London claims to have developed …

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Researchers Able To Diagnose Cancer With A Single Drop Of Blood

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By: George Zapo From: inquisitr.com Researchers developed a groundbreaking technique that can detect different types of cancer at an early stage from a single drop of blood. Current cancer detection methods usually rely on scans and tissue biopsies. These types of methods are time consuming, complex, and very often quite expensive. For example, CT scans are only able to detect …