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Biotech Science

New Nanoparticle Could Provide Simple Early Diagnosis Of Many Diseases 62

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the making-you-glow dept.
Researchers have created a new nanoparticle that could someday act as a virtually all-purpose diagnostic tool to detect many inflammatory diseases in their earliest stages, including heart disease, Alzheimer's, and arthritis. The specially-designed nanoparticles seek out hydrogen peroxide (thought to be overproduced in trace amounts in the early stages of most diseases that involve some sort of chronic inflammation in the body), and emit light when they encounter it.
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