News tagged with volatile organic compounds

Earwax: A new frontier of human odor information

Scientists from the Monell Center have used analytical organic chemistry to identify the presence of odor-producing chemical compounds in human earwax. Further, they found that the amounts of these compounds differ between ...

Feb 12, 2014
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Simple breath test might diagnose heart failure

(HealthDay)—An experimental breath test, designed to quickly identify patients suffering from heart failure simply by analyzing the contents of a single exhaled breath, has demonstrated promise in early ...

Mar 25, 2013
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Breath test could possibly diagnose colorectal cancer

A new study published in BJS has demonstrated for the first time that a simple breath analysis could be used for colorectal cancer screening. The study is part of the "Improving Outcomes in Gastrointestinal Cancer" supple ...

Dec 05, 2012
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