Human Skin Cells Odor Can Be Used To Identify Melanoma

June 14, 2013 11:42 AM

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Human Skin Cells Odor Can Be Used To Identify Melanoma

According to a new study published in the Journal of Chromatography B, melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, can be identified based on odors from human skin cells.

Apart from identifying the unique odor linked to melanoma cells, researchers from the Monell Center and collaborating institutions have shown that they can differentiate between melanoma and normal skin cells using a nanotechnology-based sensor.

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