Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > News > Carry-on DNA – nanotech provides portable genetic risk detection

August 21st, 2005

Carry-on DNA – nanotech provides portable genetic risk detection

Abstract:
Everything from biomedicine to high-speed internet revolves around smaller, faster ways of doing things. Take, for example, miniature biosensing device based on micro- and nanotechnology that could process a patient’s DNA to give them a heads up on whether they are at risk of diseases, such as cancer. One EU project is putting the finishing touches on a system that will do just that. Currently being developed by the EU-backed IST project OPTONANOGEN, a prototype of the system will initially be used to detect mutations of the BRCA1 gene responsible for between 2.5 and 5% of the incidences of breast cancer in women.

Source:
europa.eu.int

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Possible Futures

Silk bio-ink could help advance tissue engineering with 3-D printers September 2nd, 2015

Sediment dwelling creatures at risk from nanoparticles in common household products August 13th, 2015

Harris & Harris Group Reports Financial Statements as of June 30, 2015, and Announces a Stock Repurchase Program August 10th, 2015

Molecular trick alters rules of attraction for non-magnetic metals August 5th, 2015

Nanomedicine

Silk bio-ink could help advance tissue engineering with 3-D printers September 2nd, 2015

Using DNA origami to build nanodevices of the future September 1st, 2015

Efficiency of Nanodrug Containing Antibiotics in Treatment of Infectious Diseases Evaluated August 31st, 2015

Researchers use DNA 'clews' to shuttle CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool into cells August 30th, 2015

Announcements

For 2-D boron, it's all about that base: Rice University theorists show flat boron form would depend on metal substrates September 2nd, 2015

Silk bio-ink could help advance tissue engineering with 3-D printers September 2nd, 2015

Phagraphene, a 'relative' of graphene, discovered September 2nd, 2015

A marine creature's magic trick explained: Crystal structures on the sea sapphire's back appear differently depending on the angle of reflection September 2nd, 2015

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







Car Brands
Buy website traffic