Friday, February 25, 2011

Researchers Use Nano-bio-chip To Detect Oral Cancer

Source : Best Dentist Melbourne

Imagine that doctors can place a small chip against a suspicious lesion to detect oral abnormalities rather than performing repetitive scalpel or punch biopsies. Scientists at Rice University, the University of Texas Health Science Centers at Houston and San Antonio and the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center have come up with a less invasive way of diagnosing cancerous lesions in the oral cavity. They’ve designed a chip that can identify cancerous markers. The chip is lightly brushed against the suspicious area and can give you results within minutes. It can also detect when a lesion changes from abnormal to cancerous. Oral cancer has been on the rise lately so any tools that come our way can only help spread awareness and maybe save some lives along the way.

Posted By : Holistic Dental

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