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Science Nation: Engineering a More Efficient Way to Diagnose Prostate Cancer

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To diagnose prostate cancer, urologists John Wei and pathologists, Scott Tomlins, at the University of Michigan Medical Center, use biomarkers, which are biochemical signatures in blood, urine, and tissue that suggest the disease may be present. With support from the National Science Foundation, engineer Brian Denton is working with a multidisciplinary team that includes Wei and Tomlins to develop a quicker and less expensive way to evaluate biomarkers, using computational models. Part of the National Science Foundation Series “Science Nation.”

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Runtime: 2 minutes 47 seconds

Science Nation
Episode 1
3 minutes 14 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Science Nation
Episode 2
3 minutes 9 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Science Nation
Episode 3
3 minutes 7 seconds
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Science Nation
Episode 4
3 minutes 47 seconds
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Episode 5
3 minutes 9 seconds
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Episode 6
3 minutes 6 seconds
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Episode 7
3 minutes 4 seconds
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Episode 8
3 minutes 3 seconds
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Episode 9
3 minutes 35 seconds
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Episode 10
3 minutes 19 seconds
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