Paris: Scientists have used nanosensors for the quick detection of cancers through blood tests, with nanomaterial also enabling the release of medicine at targeted organs, said studies released Sunday.A technique developed at Yale University in the United States allows scientists to "detect tiny amounts of cancer biomarkers in a small volume of whole blood in just 20 minutes," the journal Nature Nanotechnology reported.Yale added in a statement that the findings could "dramatically simplify the way physicians test for biomarkers of cancer and other diseases."
The researchers used crystallised, porous and biodegradable material to hold medicine that could be released into a targeted organ after being injected intravenously, the National Centre for Scientific Research said in a statement.The team had already tested the procedure to deliver medicines to fight AIDS and cancer tumours.The new materials could also be followed by medical imagery as they travelled to the targeted organ.Bureau Report
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