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Sound waves enable blood sample analysis in minutes


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This illustration shows how the exosomes (represented by pink spheres) are separated from other materials by ...

A few years ago, a team of MIT scientists developed a novel way to separate blood cells using sound waves. Now the team, in conjunction with scientists from several other institutions, has taken the technology even further by demonstrating that the process can isolate exosomes from blood samples. This has the potential for a fast way to detect biomarkers for neurodegenerative diseases and cancer.

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