May 08, 2013

The New Science of 'Breath-omics'

Chemotherapy Advisor  had an interesting article on the emerging field of Breath-omics.  It is described as analysis of exhaled breath into a device (like a breathalyzer for alcohol level testing) by measurement of the chemical waste products that are produced by certain cancers.  Just as saliva testing is being used more and more to diagnosis medical problems, these chemical "breath prints" have the same potential for non-invasive, real-time screening and diagnostic clinical testing for malignant and nonmalignant chronic diseases.  Exhaled breath tests are being studied for lung cancer and other respiratory diseases, and even Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.


Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc., Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics (661) 325-1275 | 5060 California Ave., #170, Bakersfield, CA 93309t

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