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Tiny Testing

In the hunt for better diagnostics, the game is always afoot. We want them fast, cheap, accurate and portable – attributes that aren’t always easy to combine into a single device. But now, a group of researchers think they may have cracked the code with a new “smartphone laboratory” (1) designed to detect the cancer biomarker interleukin-6 (IL-6).

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Michael Schubert

While obtaining degrees in biology from the University of Alberta and biochemistry from Penn State College of Medicine, I worked as a freelance science and medical writer. I was able to hone my skills in research, presentation and scientific writing by assembling grants and journal articles, speaking at international conferences, and consulting on topics ranging from medical education to comic book science. As much as I’ve enjoyed designing new bacteria and plausible superheroes, though, I’m more pleased than ever to be at Texere, using my writing and editing skills to create great content for a professional audience.

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