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September 30th, 2005

Nanowires spot cancer markers in blood

Abstract:
“This is one of the first applications of nanotechnology to healthcare and offers a clinical technique that is significantly better than what exists today,” said Charles Lieber of Harvard University. “A nanowire array can test a mere pinprick of blood in just minutes, providing a nearly instantaneous scan for many different cancer markers. It’s a device that could open up substantial new possibilities in the diagnosis of cancer and other complex diseases.”

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