Monday, 10 Dec 2018
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Biomedical Tattoo is intended as a tumor early warning system serve

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Biomedical Tattoo should serve as a tumor early warning system

Tumors are often discovered only when they are already critical. For early detection, researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich have developed a biomedical tattoo, as explained in the journal “Science Translational Medicine”. An implant constantly measures the calcium concentration of the blood. If these increase over a longer period of time, this could indicate cancer in the prostate, lung, breast or bowel. A visible mole then forms on the skin – as a signal for the patient to take precautionary measures. In animal experiments, the tattoo has already proven itself.


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