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Fat in feces points to early presence of colorectal cancer

By Rebecca Phillips, University Communications

Hill-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Scientists at Washington State University and Johns Hopkins Medical School have discovered a fast, noninvasive method that could lead to the early diagnosis of colorectal cancer. » More …

Licensing agreement will improve chemical detection

By Alyssa Patrick, Office of Commercialization

Hill-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A new licensing partnership between Washington State University and Excellims Corp. will improve chemical detection tools used to identify everything from dangerous chemicals to human disease. » More …

Research focuses on advanced medical diagnostics device

Washington State University chemistry professor Herbert Hill can envision a time when complex medical diagnostics will be performed within milliseconds, using an instrument that produces a comprehensive molecular profile from a single sample of a patient’s blood or other bodily fluids.It’s a vision prompted by an emerging science called metabolomics, which is the study of the small molecules, or metabolites, found in cells, tissues and organs. It’s a vision that could well rely on a tool that Hill, widely acknowledged as the foremost expert in the field of ion mobility spectrometry, may be uniquely qualified to provide.As scientists have completed the draft sequencing of the … » More …