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K-State Cancer Researcher Using Nanotechnology for Cancer Detection

Tuesday March 29, 2011

CHEMISTS’ BIOSENSOR MAY IMPROVE FOOD, WATER SAFETY AND CANCERDETECTION

A nanotechnology-based biosensor being developed by Kansas State University researchers may allow early detection of both cancer cells and pathogens, leading to increased food safety and reduced health risks.

Lateef Syed, doctoral student in chemistry, Hyderabad, India, is developing the biosensor with Jun Li, associate professor of chemistry. Their research focuses on E. coli, but Syed said the same technology could also detect other kinds of pathogens, such as salmonella and viruses.

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