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Thu, Apr 16

Nosing around cancer cells

A low-cost electronic “nose” designed to detect stomach cancer molecules in the breath can also spot signatures of lesions that herald the disease, according to a study published on Monday.

The Israeli-designed tester uses gold nano-particles to detect so-called volatile organic compounds (VOC) that are a tiny telltale in the breath of cancer patients.

Read more from the South Africa’s IOL newsgroup here.