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Penn research combines graphene and painkiller receptor into scalable chemical sensor


May 6, 2014

an illustration of the researchers' device Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have led an effort to create an artificial chemical sensor based on one of the human body's most important receptors, one that is critical in the action of painkillers and anesthetics. In these devices, the receptors' activation produces an electrical response rather than a biochemical one, allowing that response to be read out by a computer. Full Story

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