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Byline: Kristin Sainani
Nails and Health
Nail, skin, or hair samples may help detect cancer. When the nail clippings of 22 breast-cancer patients were subjected to an X ray that reveals the molecular organization of proteins, they all showed an extra ring, unlike healthy patients' nails. Distinct ring patterns were also in the nails of colon-cancer patients and the skin of melanoma patients. Study author …