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[CT] NIST Develops Real Time Cancer Breathalyzer.

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http://news.cnet.com/8301-27083_3-20...html?tag=mncol

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"We are talking about creating an inexpensive, rapid way of collecting diagnostic information about a patient," Carlos Martinez, an assistant professor of materials engineering at Purdue, said in the statement. "It might say, '... you are metabolizing a specific compound indicative of this type of cancer,' and then additional, more complex tests could be conducted to confirm the diagnosis."

These sorts of breath-analysis tools detect changes in electrical resistance or conductance as a gas--i.e., the patient's breath--passes over sensors. The changes can point to the presence of "biomarkers," substances that serve as red flags for various ailments and physical conditions.
Perfect.
Just plain perfect
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Awesome! Although the article says real world use is possibly a decade a way.
    
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