Email Print Share

All Images

Research News

The Tiniest Test Kits: A Medical Future for Carbon Nanotubes?

Illustration shows how a tiny needle full of carbon nanotubes could work as glucose sensor.

Tiny, implantable devices filled with carbon nanotubes may someday help diabetics monitor glucose levels without drawing blood. Researchers hope that nanotubes--thanks to their strength, conductivity and light-emitting properties--will lend themselves to a range of similar "biosensing" applications.

Credit: Michael Strano, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Download the high-resolution TIF version of the image. (403 KB)

Use your mouse to right-click (Mac users may need to Ctrl-click) the link above and choose the option that will save the file or target to your computer.