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Magnetic Beads Strip Blood Samples to Allow Circulating Tumor Cell Isolation

Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed a microfluidic chip to isolate circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from blood samples. Unlike other devices, this new chip uses magnetic microbeads to strip all the cells from the blood, leaving only the CTCs, in a technique the researchers have called “integrated ferrohydrodynamic cell separation”. The device is… Read More »

Surgeon removes woman's kidney during back surgery after mistaking it for cancerous tumor

A surgeon in Florida mistook a woman’s kidney for a cancerous tumor.  (iStock) A Florida surgeon mistook a woman’s healthy kidney for a cancerous tumor — and inexplicably removed it during a routine back surgery, according to a report. Maureen Pacheco, then 51, checked into Wellington Regional Medical Center back in April 2016 to get the… Read More »