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A team of researchers in Germany has developed a device that can be implanted near a tumor to monitor its growth, reports Technology Review's Kate Baggott. The implant — called the Intelligent Implant for Tumor Monitoring, or IntelliTum — uses sensors to measure oxygen and pH levels in the blood, which can indicate whether a tumor is growing or not. The data is sent to an external receiver that the patient carries and can then be sent to the doctor for analysis, Baggott says.

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