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Understanding Cancer Series

  • Posted: 01/28/2005

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Nanodevices Can Improve Sensitivity

In order to successfully detect cancer at its earliest stages, scientists must be able to detect molecular changes even when they occur only in a small percentage of cells. This means the necessary tools must be extremely sensitive. The potential for nanostructures to enter and analyze single cells suggests they could meet this need.

Nanodevices Can Improve Sensitivity