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A Quicker Way to Identify Skin Cancer

Another interesting new diagnostic. One more step to the Star Trek Tricorder.

The device, called the Verisante Aura, is held above a mole, and uses Raman spectroscopy, a technique that distinguishes molecules using their vibrational states, to scan for those whose relative concentrations are characteristic of melanoma. The device returns a verdict within seconds. Following a successful small clinical trial, Verisante is now analyzing the results of another trial with 1,000 moles.

via A Quicker Way to Identify Skin Cancer – Technology Review.

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