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A leap forward in X-ray technology

X-rays transformed medicine a century ago by providing a noninvasive way to detect internal structures in the body. Still, they have limitations: X-rays cannot image the body's soft tissues, except with the ...

dateDec 04, 2013 in General Physics
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Light can detect pre-cancerous colon cells

After demonstrating that light accurately detected pre-cancerous cells in the lining of the esophagus, Duke University bioengineers turned their technology to the colon and have achieved similar results in a series of preliminary ...

dateOct 11, 2011 in Biochemistry
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Double strike to fight cancer

(PhysOrg.com) -- Diagnosis and treatment form the basis of modern medicine. Traditionally, they are two separate steps; however, it doesn’t have to be that way. The term “theranostic” refers ...

dateMar 01, 2011 in Bio & Medicine
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