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Nanobiosensor To Detect Tumors

Image obtained from www.cienciaybelleza.com

Image obtained from http://www.cienciaybelleza.com

The detection of cancer through blood or saliva samples would facilitate early detection and make it less traumatic for the patient.

This is the goal of a group of Argentine researchers who are developing a nanobiosensor from carbon nanotubes.

This nanobiosensor consists of two microelectrodes connected by a bridge of nanotubes with antibodies. Since electrical signals produced by the union of a tumour with the sensor molecule biosensor it detects the appearance of a tumour.

The development is part of the project Nodo Nanotec, funded by the Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica and the Agencia de Promoción Científica y Tecnológica. The Universidad Nacional de Bahía Blanca and the Instituto de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas para la Defensa are also collaborating.

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June 26, 2009 - Posted by | Nanobiology, Nanomedicine | ,

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