Bacterial biofilms are associated with colon cancer, imaging technique reveals

Friday, December 12, 2014 - 16:30 in Health & Medicine

An imaging technology reveals that bacterial biofilms are associated with colon cancer, researchers report. The discovery draws on a novel way to "see" microbial community structure. Called combinatorial imaging, it could potentially be used to clinically diagnose pre-cancerous and cancerous conditions in the ascending colon.

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