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September 24th, 2004

Scientific small wonders

A new "nanoscale" research center at Ohio State University aims to develop ways to mass-produce inexpensive, ultra-small devices to diagnose and treat diseases.

Some day soon, a custom-made magnetic probe no bigger than a few dozen hydrogen atoms could latch on to an infectious protein and steer it to a detector. Or a patch bristling with "nanoneedles" could inject molecules of medicine into an individual cancer cell.

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