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Diagnosis of Cancer Using "Cell Dust", Massachusetts General Hospital Study


11/12/2012 6:58:52 AM

A novel miniature diagnostic platform using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) technology is capable of detecting minuscule cell particles known as microvesicles in a drop of blood. Microvesicles shed by cancer cells are even more numerous than those released by normal cells, so detecting them could prove a simple means for diagnosing cancer.

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