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New Multi-use Device Can Shed Light on Oxygen Intake

September 21, 2009

Mohammad Rameez Chatni and Marshall Porterfield A team of Purdue University researchers has created a fiber-optic sensor that is capable of measuring oxygen intake rates and could have broad applications ranging from plant root development to assessing the effectiveness of chemotherapy drugs. Full Story

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