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December 16th, 2003

Tiny nanowire could be next big diagnostic tool for doctors

A tiny nanowire sensor - smaller than the width of a human hair, 1,000 times more sensitive than conventional DNA tests, and capable of producing results in minutes rather than days or weeks - could pave the way for faster, more accurate medical diagnostic tests for countless conditions and may ultimately save lives by allowing earlier disease detection and intervention, Harvard scientists say.


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