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University of Saskatchewan and Canadian Synchrotron researchers shed light on esophageal disease

Scientists identify chemical fingerprint of Barrett’s esophagus

SASKATOON, SASKATCHEWAN –Canadian Light Source (CLS) staff scientist Luca Quaroni and Dr. Alan Casson, Head of the Department of Surgery at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) used the synchrotron’s infrared microscope to identify tissue afflicted with a condition known as Barrett’s Esophagus from chemical fingerprints associated with the disease, which can lead to esophageal cancer. The finding is published in the June, 2009 issue of the Royal Society of Chemistry journal, The Analyst.

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2009-06/clsi-uos060509.php

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