desktop cancer detector

blood filter disease detectionYale University researchers use nanosensors to measure cancer biomarkers in whole blood for the first time.

To overcome the challenge of whole blood detection, the researchers developed a novel device that acts as a filter, in this case catching the biomarkers for prostate and breast cancer on the order of picograms per milliliter, while washing away the rest of the blood.

This is the equivalent of being able to detect the concentration of a single grain of salt dissolved in a large swimming pool.

tip: Blood is filtered on a chip to detect cancer and other disease.