Nanotech improves disease detection
March 28, 2003 | Source: UPI
Nanotechnology could improve medical diagnostics vastly within the next two or three years, say Emory University researchers.
Researchers are developing diagnostic tests for cancer and cardiovascular diseases based on light emission in the presence of specific disease markers. A nanostructure could also recognize a cancer cell, bind to it, and trigger a release of a therapeutic drug.