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February 23rd, 2004

Probing cell noise may advance medicine

In recent experiments using the frontier science of nanotechnology, two California scientists have found evidence that yeast cells give off one kind of squeal while mammalian cells may give off another. The research, though still preliminary, is potentially "revolutionary," as one scientist puts it, and a possible, admittedly far-off medical application, is already being pursued. Someday, listening to the sounds your cells make might tell a doctor, before symptoms occur, whether you're healthy or about to become ill. (more on earlier article)


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