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A Tumor With A Sweet Tooth: Innovative MRI Technique Uses Sugar To Track Cancer

A Tumor With A Sweet Tooth: Innovative MRI Technique Uses Sugar To Track Cancer | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
Scientists at University College London use sugar to make cancer light up on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners.
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"We can detect cancer using the same sugar content found in half a standard sized chocolate bar," said senior author Professor Mark Lythgoe, the Director of Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging at University College London. His team's work was published today in Nature Medicine.

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Lists of cancer mutations awash with false positives

Lists of cancer mutations awash with false positives | Biosciencia News | Scoop.it
But researchers show artefacts can be reduced by taking differing rates of mutation into account.
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Tumour cells, such as these from a lung cancer, are riddled with genetic mutations, but many of those are caused by the cancer rather than being involved in causing the disease.

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