At the recent International Conference on Microtechnologies in Medicine and Biology, researchers from the Institute for Acoustics in Spain presented a device they created that filters cancer cells from samples of human blood using sound waves, says New Scientist's Lucas Laursen. The new technology could help clinicians identify whether a tumor has metastasized.

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