New method detects cancer by analyzing deuterium levels in cells

Study Finds May 13, 2024, 08:00 PM UTC

Summary: Scientists have discovered a method to detect cancer by analyzing the deuterium levels in fatty acids, revealing cellular metabolic activity. Research showed a significant difference in deuterium ratios between healthy and cancerous cells, with over 550 per million variance. This non-invasive technique could revolutionize medical diagnostics, offering a way to screen for abnormal cellular metabolism in various conditions. Further research is needed to validate this approach.

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