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Aston University study could pave the way to non-invasive techniques to detect skin cancer

A study conducted by Aston University researchers has demonstrated that the appearance of ageing skin looks noticeably different compared to younger skin, when examined under polarised laser light.

The scientists believe that their new finding could pave the way for new, non-invasive light-based techniques to detect diseases, including cancer, in older individuals. This could significantly enhance early-stage treatment options for various skin conditions.

Journal of Biomedical Optics 2024 May;29(5):052912. Epublished 2023 Nov 14. Incremental residual polarization caused by aging in human skin Viktor Dremin,1,2,* Elena Zharkikh,1 Ivan Lopushenko,1 Zbignevs Marcinkevics,3 Alexander Bykov,1,* Igor Meglinski1,2,4 1Univ. of Oulu (Finland) 2Aston University. (United Kingdom) 3Univ. of Latvia (Latvia) 4I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical Univ. (Russia) [DOI: 10.1117/1.JBO.29.5.052912]

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