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Sensitive Nanowire Disease Detectors Made by Yale Scientists
October 10, 2008
Yale scientists have created nanowire sensors coupled with simple microprocessor electronics that are both sensitive and specific enough to be used for point-of-care disease detection, according to a report in the American Chemical Society's Nano Letters.
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