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MIT Nanotubes Sniff Out Cancer Agents in Living Cells


December 14, 2008

carbon nanotubes Massachusetts Institute of Technology engineers have developed carbon nanotubes into sensors for cancer drugs and other DNA-damaging agents inside living cells. Full Story

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