May 13, 2008
University of Texas at Austin researchers are testing a “nano-biochip” made of silicon that could detect heart attacks based on the proteins found in a patient’s saliva.
The dime-sized chip, read in a toaster-sized analyzer, could be used concurrently with EKGs in ambulances.
Heart attacks are currently diagnosed by biomarkers in the blood and electrocardiograms. EKGs miss a large number of heart attacks, particularly those with lesser or… read more