The advancements of Bangladeshis in the medical fields are astounding. And adding to that, we managed to make a groundbreaking discovery of an inexpensive and quick method for identifying cancer in the early stages.
Professor Yasmeen Haque led a team of scientists from the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology in making this staggering discovery. Cancer in early stages can now be detected using nonlinear optics, thanks to Professor Haque. The test for using this method only takes five minutes to show results. The cost for which is a mere 500 taka. Conventionally people end up spending a sum reaching up to tens of thousands of taka for early cancer detection tests.
“In a couple of journals, we have seen recognition of glucose or lipid focuses in a nonlinear way, yet nobody did it on malignancy,”As per Professor Haque.
The nonlinear optics look into the issue through high-intensity light, i.e. Laser. Collecting blood samples using a noninvasive method helps the nonlinear optics to quickly diagnose the problem.
This device has shined a new ray of hope to the treatment deprived lack finances. It has also shown signs of great accuracy. According to the team, this will ready for public use within a year.
Cover photo by: SUPA, Shahjalal University Photographers Association