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Oct 2019
With every breath we take, we release thousands of organic compounds that can reveal the early activity of diseases hidden within the body.  To put them to work, researchers at the University of Huddersfield in England hope to collect and screen those chemicals for signs linked to multiple sclerosis.  The University’s Centre for Biomarker Research has begun a study that will analyze the breaths from people living with various stages of MS and compare them to samples from healthy volunteers.

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Sep 2019
CA19-9, or sialyl-Lewis, is a sugar molecule that's present on many proteins and is often elevated in patients with pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.  Therefore it has been used for more than 30 years to assess disease burden.  However, now a team of scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have found that CA19-9 may, in fact, promote the development of these pancreatic diseases.

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