Navigation Links
Sensor Can Detect "Unhealthy" Molecules In Breath

Researchers at the University of Manchester have evolved a method to diagnose lung disease that is based on the techniques employed to detect chemical warfare agents. Dr Paul Thomas led a team of researchers in using a sensor employed to check out explosives at the airports. //

The sensor, called a microDMxTM sensor was developed by Sionex Corporation, is now being used by researchers to detect "unhealthy" molecules emanating from the breath of a patient. This method is being tested at Wythenshawe Hospital's North West Lung Research Center (NWLRC). Doctors ultimately want to develop a device that can sniff out lung disease by simply asking the patient to breathe out. The device is based on the same principle as seen in Differential Mobility Spectrometer (DMS) and has the potential to identify molecules that could cause respiratory ailments like cancer, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. "Our vision is that one day we will be able to detect a previously undetectable tumor metabolizing inside a human lung simply by asking a patient to breathe into a device like this. For now our aim to use the microDMx sensor to develop better instruments which will improve patient care and treatment," said Dr Paul Thomas, lead researcher from the University's School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science. "The potential is such that we will not only be able to provide more accurate diagnosis, but we will also be able to tailor treatments to the individual. For instance, if a patient is taking steroids for asthma, we would be able determine whether they were being given the right amount of steroids from the molecules in their breath which relate to the severity of the inflammation in their lungs." The microDMx sensor also has the ability to analyze different molecules and block out those that are associated with "sore throats or chesty coughs." Dr Thomas said that the potential of the device is immense, "What is unique about this sensor, and the use of the microDMx technology, is the fact that it can be configured to not just analyze one disease or condition, but it has the potential to be used to analyze a broad spectrum of conditions from asthma, to cancer and metabolic disorders such as diabetes."

Contact Simon Hunter
simon.hunter@manchester.ac.uk
University of Manchester
http://www.manchester.ac.ukv
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. New Sensor Created For Lung Disorder Patients
2. Chemical Signaling Helps Regulate Sensory Map Formation In The Brain
3. Brain Filters Sensory Information
4. New Sensor To Monitor Oxygen Deprivation In Babies During Birth
5. Sensory Input Necessary During "Critical Periods" Of Brain Development
6. Sensor Images Show Soaring Temperature and Pollution Levels in UK
7. Sensors placed at home capable of signaling onset of early signs of dementia in elderly
8. Sour Taste Sensors Identified
9. Thirst Sensor to Alert Elders to Drink Water
10. Researcher Develops Sensor to Detect E.coli
11. Glucose Sensor That Controls Glucose Metabolism Identified
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/20/2017)... ... September 20, 2017 , ... Five consumer packaged goods (CPG) products ... in 27 different categories. Nopavera Plus was named to the short list ... at SupplySide West 2017 during presentations at SupplySide Central on Sept. 27 and 28 ...
(Date:9/20/2017)... ... September 20, 2017 , ... Medicare doesn’t have the authority ... gouging for their prescription drugs, according to a new comparison of drug plans ... our behalf, there’s no consistency in drug pricing among drug plans,” states TSCL’s ...
(Date:9/20/2017)... ... September 20, 2017 , ... Recognising that in ... from Leany Greeny delivers positive results in just three weeks. Setting the groundwork ... the metabolism. Fitting seamlessly into hectic work and family schedules, participants can lose ...
(Date:9/20/2017)... ... September 20, 2017 , ... ... addiction. “RECYCLED Ezekiel's Plan for Freedom from ADDICTION” is the creation of ... in the field of addiction and homeless services, including more than a decade ...
(Date:9/20/2017)... , ... September 20, 2017 , ... Houston, Texas, investment ... took Friday, September 8, and Monday, September 11, off work and rolled up their ... Church before heading to local homes to start the process of rebuilding. , CORDA ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/12/2017)... FRANCISCO , Sept. 12, 2017  ValGenesis ... Management Solutions (VLMS), is pleased to announce the ... a member of its Board of Directors and ... ValGenesis VLMS enables life science companies to manage ... the use of paper in this process. Furthermore, ...
(Date:9/7/2017)... two decades, New Life Agency has been committed to providing the best ... Agency announces a powerful three-way partnership designed to deliver substantial savings on ... ... http://www.schrafts2.com/ (PRNewsfoto/PharmaCareCard) ... http://pharmacarecard.com/ (PRNewsfoto/PharmaCareCard) ...
(Date:9/6/2017)... Sept. 6, 2017  Robert G. Szewc, M.D., is ... Member in recognition of his contributions to the Medical ... a Nephrologist at the practice of Kidney and Hypertension ... care and hypertension solutions. He has worked in this ... career experience, as well as expertise in kidneys, hypertension, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: