The Earlier You Know

Much of the "War on Cancer" money goes to curing the disease but in the latest issue of Wired, Thomas Goetz writes about the Canary Foundation, which is focused on early detection.  There, researchers are working on developing biomarker blood tests -- using proteomics to pinpoint proteins -- and new imaging tools. "A good biomarker will tell us something we don't know.

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Pennsylvania State University researchers found that salivary microRNAs could predict which kids would have longer concussion symptoms, according to NPR.

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