By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A 33-year-old Brazilian scientist has developed a type of pen capable of detecting tumor cells in a matter of seconds. Livia Schiavinato Eberlin holds a degree in Chemistry from the State University of Campinas (Unicamp) and, despite her youth, is already head of a research laboratory at the University of Texas in Austin, United States.
Four years ago, she began investigating a device capable of extracting molecules from human tissue and identifying the presence of cancerous cells in tissue material analyzed.
The technology is under study but has already . . .