Morphing liquid could lead to cancer breath test

时间:2019-03-01 01:01:06166网络整理admin

A PUFF of exhaled air could give an early warning of lung disease by morphing a liquid into gel. Tuberculosis, lung cancer and influenza all raise levels of nitric oxide (NO) in the breath. At present, sophisticated machinery is needed to test for NO. Now Anne McNeil, a chemist at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and her colleagues are developing a cheaper test. They have shown that NO oxidises a solution of the compound dihydropyridine,