A University of Aberdeen researcher has received £105,000 [$208,000] to identify proteins for early-stage colon cancer diagnosis.
 
Pathology professor Graeme Murray will use the funding, from the Association for International Cancer Research, to detect and identify biomarkers for the cancer.
 
Murray said he expects to begin his work in early May, which will use mass spectrometry-based methods. The funding, spread over two years, will be used partly to hire a postdoc to help with the work.

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