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December 18th, 2006

Rapid and label-free nanomechanical detection of biomarker...

Abstract:
Researchers from the Swiss Nanoscience Institute in Basel have developed a rapid method to detect the activity of a gene involved in controlling tumor growth.

The new method detects messenger RNA, produced by active genes, without the need for amplification, relying instead on optical sensors attached to tiny silicon cantilevers that are only 500 nanometers long, 100 nanometers wide, and 450 nanometers thick.

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