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$200 Handheld Scanner Detects Cancer in Just One Hour

submitted on February 28, 2011 by orangearrows in "Products / Gadgets"
This will be quite a breakthrough but have to make sure that these things are properly regulated.

Hand-held Scanner Detects Cancer in Just One HourYou can just imagine how agonizing the wait for cancer scan results must be. Scientists have shortened the time dramatically with this hugely-accurate bedside-scanner, which requires just a needle-full of tissue sample—and an iPhone app to read the results on.

The scientists, from Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, developed the nuclear magnetic resonance scanner which uses antibodies and magnetic particles to identify cancerous cells. So far, the results have been impressively accurate at 96 per cent.!5769366/2.....t-one-hour

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    Posted by YanBz on February 28, 2011
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    It is amazing how fast technology evolves. Last issue of Forbes had an article describing a gadget that may bring DNA testing to the doctor near you in a couple years or so. By the way, the sequencer they review also makes use of iPhone Smile

    The machine that could change your life is a compact device, only 24 inches wide, 20 inches deep and 21 inches high. At a glance you might mistake it for a Playskool toy--or, better yet, the Apple II computer, which sparked a revolution. Indeed, this gizmo, developed in a drab office park overlooking a duck pond in Guilford, Conn., could have as dramatic an impact as any technology since the personal computer and help kick off a market that one day could be worth perhaps as much as $100 billion.

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