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The Strange Marketplace for Diabetes Test Strips

On most afternoons, people arrive from across New York City with backpacks and plastic bags filled with boxes of small plastic strips, forming a line on the sidewalk outside a Harlem storefront. Hanging from the awning, a banner reads: “Get cash with your extra diabetic test strips.” Each strip is a laminate of plastic and… Read More »

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Is a breath test key to detecting cancer?

A clinical trial has been launched to see if a breath test could detect the presence of cancer. Researchers want to find out if signals of different cancer types can be picked up in patterns of breath molecules. The Cancer Research UK team in Cambridge will collect breath samples from 1,500 people, some with cancer.… Read More »

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Rapid Test for Cancer Developed by Researchers

Dec. 5, 2018 — A 10-minute test that can detect cancer cells anywhere in the body has been developed by researchers. The team at the University of Queensland in Australia created the test after discovering that cancer forms a unique DNA structure when placed in water, CNN reported. The portable, inexpensive test could help detect… Read More »

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