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Expanding Cell Girth Indicates Seriousness of Breast Cancer


September 18, 2008

microfluidic electroporative flow cytometer How fat cells become after being exposed to a specialized electrical field is helping researchers determine whether cells are normal, cancerous or a stage of cancer already invading other parts of the body. Full Story

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