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October 12th, 2006
New Mexico Tech researchers have developed a highly sensitive nucleotide sensor that uses the special light-emitting properties of some nanoparticles in analyzing and identifying individual components of single strands of DNA and RNA.
With additional refinements to this emerging technology they have designed and developed, the New Mexico Tech scientists also hope to eventually adapt these tiny sensors to detect cancer cells forming in their early stages, as well as to actually target and destroy cancerous cells and tissue.
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