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Sensor Detects Glucose in Saliva and Tears for Diabetes Testing
August 20, 2012
Researchers have created a new type of biosensor that can detect minute concentrations of glucose in saliva, tears and urine and might be manufactured at low cost because it does not require many processing steps to produce.
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