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Assembly Technique for Tiny Wires May Eventually Help Detect Cancer and Other Diseases

March 7, 2008

engineering graphic Bottom-up manufacturing may hold the key to production of tiny medical devices capable of testing for multiple molecules like viruses or cancer markers, according to an interdisciplinary team of Penn State researchers. Full Story

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