Navigation Links
Small Biosensor To Enable Cancer Detection

A small hand-held biosensor is being developed by scientists to enable the easy detection of cancer. Early diagnosis and effective monitoring are two factors which are called for// where cancer is concerned. The University of Newcastle’s researchers led by Professor Calum McNeil are engaged in developing the device. This will identify cancer markers - proteins or other molecules produced by cancer cells.

It makes use of the same gyroscope technology as navigation systems and car airbags. It could provide specialists with advice about the most appropriate therapy for a particular patient, since the devices could easily be connected to sources of information such as a hospital computer network, the Internet or a mobile phone.

The technology could eventually be developed for a range of other diseases, including those caused by bacteria. Scientists have manufactured discs less than one-tenth of a millimeter in diameter and coated them with special patterns of DNA or proteins, which cause the cancer-specific markers to bind to the surface.

The discs are created in a silicon wafer and made to vibrate electronically in two modes.

When a cancer-specific marker binds to the surface of a disc, in the pattern of the coating, the uneven weight causes one of the modes of vibration to change in frequency. The difference between the frequencies of the two modes of vibration is measured, enabling the detection of tiny amounts of cancer specific marker.

McNeil said: "We are confident that this new technology has the potential to improve the prospects of successful treatment for these cancers. Once the gyroscope technology is fully developed, these miniature machines could prove useful for spotting cancers at an early stage. It's important to work on new ways to diagnose cancer, as early detection is more likely to lead to successful treatment."

--Edited IAN

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Smallpox as Biological Weapons?
2. Is Smallpox Threat Real ?
3. Smallpox Vaccine May Help Fight Cervical Cancer
4. Smallpox Would Spread Rapidly
5. Drug Firm Offers to Donate Smallpox Vaccine
6. Small aneurysms best left untouched
7. Small lumps in breast if not treated may cause long-term harm
8. Third generation Small pox vaccine from Cell-culture
9. CT Scans Said to Accurately Detect Small Cancers
10. Brain of Cocaine Addicts Smaller In Size
11. Researchers Begin Study To Find Out If Angioplasty Can Be Safely Done In Smaller Hospitals
Post Your Comments:

(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... Visage accelerates mobile ... wholly owned subsidiary of Pro Medicus Ltd. (ASX: PME), has announced they are ... of North America (RSNA) 2015 annual meeting through December 3 in Chicago, Illinois, ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... December 01, 2015 , ... ... that it has been selected as a finalist in this year’s Fierce Innovation ... FierceMobileHealthcare. Next IT Healthcare was recognized as a finalist in the category of ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... MA (PRWEB) , ... December 01, 2015 , ... Lutronic, ... release of Clarity, the latest addition to the devices for sale in the United ... 755 nm Alexandrite and long-pulsed 1064 nm Nd:YAG lasers, into a single platform that ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... PYA’s latest ... Integration ,” addresses a main “pain point” for merging or aligning healthcare provider ... a deal is signed. This quick-read guidance suggests that failing to recognize ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... PartnerTech , ... membership and leadership since 2008. Gary Bruce, President of PartnerTech North America, currently ... spent a significant amount of time in Sweden since joining PartnerTech based in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/1/2015)... MARIETTA, Ga. , Dec. 1, 2015 ... purchase Dallas, Texas -based Tenet Healthcare,s ... WellStar Board of Trustees approved the strategic move following ... expand upon its proven clinical care models and patient ... improved access to healthcare to new communities. ...
(Date:12/1/2015)...  Eyeon Therapeutics has received a Notice of ... on a charged hydrophilic polymer developed at Particles ... has been shown to be safe and effective ... Mitchnick , MD, CEO states, "This second set ... in conjunction with a therapeutic agent.  Nanoparticles coated ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... Pharma Tech Outlook recently conducted a comprehensive ... Management Solution Providers - 2015 .  After careful consideration ... CIOs, VCs, analysts, and the Pharma Tech Outlook editorial ... 10 clinical data management solution providers (check out the ... 36 respectively). --> ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: