Diagnosing deadly cancers earlier with 'lab-on-a-chip'

October 8, 2014 10:25 AM

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Diagnosing deadly cancers earlier with 'lab-on-a-chip'

In the Royal Society of Chemistry journal, Yong Zeng, assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Kansas, and colleagues report a breakthrough study describing their invention.

For some time, scientists have been excited by the idea of testing for disease biomarkers in "exosomes" - tiny vesicles or bags of molecules that cells, including cancer cells - release now and again. When they first spotted them, researchers thought exosomes were just for getting rid of cell waste,...

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