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Cancer-Sniffing Worms: The Future of Diagnostics?

The tiny soil-dwellers wriggle towards cancer biomarkers

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Article via LabRoots

Researchers have unlocked a way of sniffing out cancer in patients with very-early-stage pancreatic cancer. This time, instead of relying on dogs, the technology relies on the help of a much smaller animal: worms.

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River D'Almeida, Ph.D

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