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A Breathalyzer for cancer

September 1, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

“Cancer researchers in the UK have come up with a way to sniff for lung cancer on the breath.

‘From the results, the researchers identified 42 “volatile organic compounds” (VOCs) present in the breath of 83% of cancer patients but fewer than 83% of healthy volunteers. Four of the most reliable were used to develop a nine-sensor array made from tiny gold particles coated with reactive chemicals sensitive to the compounds.'”

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