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Abstract

The image graphically describes the use of attenuated total reflection Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy to analyse a component of human blood, serum, in order to diagnose and differentiate patients with high grade gliomas, low grade gliomas and healthy controls. The translation of such a methodology to the clinic would enable earlier detection of brain cancer reducing mortality and morbidity for patients.

(Picture: J. R. Hands and M. J. Baker)