My dear friend Luis I. Gomez and his team have developed an innovative technique to detect colon polyps indicative of colorectal cancer. The key point of this technique is that it’s made by a blood test, ie it is not an invasive technique, an obvious advantage In this kind of cancer because might imply an improvement on early diagnosis rates. Another step in the fight against this terrible disease.
Happy and honored to have such a brilliant friend (besides of coreligionist, fellow countryman, and creator and editor of Desde el Exilio, a blog in which I have the honor to contribute my two cents from time to time).
Photos from top to bottom: polycarbonate obtained after denaturation of blood, polymer nets accompanied of polycrystalline structures under optic microscope, and several captures of what you can see through that microscope.
(All pictures kindly provided by the scientist himself)
Article in the Journal of Translational Medicine: Detection of colon polyps by a novel, polymer pattern-based full blood test.