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A noninvasive test to detect cancer cells and pinpoint their location

Diagnostic nanoparticles could be used to monitor tumor recurrence after treatment or to perform routine cancer screenings. Most of the tests that doctors use to diagnose cancer—such as mammography, colonoscopy, and CT scans—are based on imaging. More recently, researchers have also developed molecular diagnostics that can detect specific cancer-associated molecules…

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Charting a new course

Former naval petty officer Manuel Morales now develops imaging applications to detect cardiac dysfunction in young patients. When it comes to journeys to MIT, Manuel Morales, a doctoral candidate in the Medical Engineering and Medical Physics (MEMP) program at HST, has taken a different tack. As a high school student…

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