The PJ Tatler

A Faster, Cheap Way to Detect Cancer

DVice.Com reports that scientists at Harvard and MIT  have devised a $200 gizmo that can  detect cancer cells in one hour.

The hand-held scanner “uses antibodies and magnetic particles to seek out and flag cancer in cells, which are extracted with a needle, rather than large amounts of surgically removed tissue.” Diagnostic results can then be processed on a smartphone like the iPhone through an app and within an hour, you’ll know if that tumorous tissue is cancer or not.

Early detection of cancers  should increase survivability.