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Researchers develop urine test that can detect cancer

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. ( -- Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say they've developed a cancer screening test that works much like a home pregnancy test.

The test uses injected nanoparticles to find diseased tissue. This then creates a biomarker that can be detected within minutes through urine.

Researchers were able to use the paper test to detect diseases such as colon tumors and blood clots in mice. They say the strips can be modified to detect various forms and stages of disease.

The next step is for researchers to test their product on human patients.

The test was created as a screening option for people who live in countries with limited medical resources.

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