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Nanotechnology Breakthrough Could Dramatically Improve Medical Tests
May 31, 2012
A laboratory test used to detect disease and perform biological research could be made more than 3 million times more sensitive, according to researchers who combined standard biological tools with a breakthrough in nanotechnology.
Princeton University, Engineering School
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