Some say that your cellphone can give you cancer, even though the jury is still out, but this device from researchers at Harvard is a smartphone compatible gadget that helps detect cancer in its early stages. Extracting large tissue samples is painful, so researchers at Harvard Medical are now testing a prototype handheld device attached to a smartphone that takes very small tissue samples and tests them for signs of cancer within half an hour.
That is amazingly fast. It is in the prototype stage right now, so don’t expect your doctor to have one just yet. But when they do, we can catch the disease faster and treat it more effectively.