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Arkansas firm uses tears to diagnose breast cancer

By Emma N. Hurt For the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

This article was originally published July 9, 2017 at 4:02 a.m. Updated July 10, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

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Lindsay Rutherford, senior scientist at Ascendant Dx, uses a Schirmer’s strip to make her eye water and test herself for breast cancer Wednesday at the company’s lab in Springdale.


Anna Daily, chief scientist at Ascendant Dx, places a strip in the eye of senior scientist Lindsay Rutherford. The strip irritates the eye enough to p...

Omid Moghadam, chief executive officer of Ascendant DX, Wednesday, July 5, 2017, in the company lab in Springdale.

A company in Springdale is working to revolutionize the detection of breast cancer with an unusual substance -- tears.


Anna Daily, chief scientist at Ascendant Dx, places a strip in the eye of senior scientist Lindsay Rutherford. The strip irritates the eye enough to p...

Omid Moghadam, chief executive officer of Ascendant DX, Wednesday, July 5, 2017, in the company lab in Springdale.

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