31 March 2010
Vol 2, Issue 25

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ONLINE COVER Caught! Depicted here is a silicon microfluidic cell-capture device that, when coupled to an automated imaging system, allowed researchers to catch, count, and characterize cancer cells in the blood, possibly on their way to distant metastatic sites. This technique may help oncologists to detect cancer's footprints earlier and to monitor an individual's response to therapy. See the report by Stott et al. [CREDIT: CHRIS BICKEL/SCIENCE TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE]