Posted: April 26, 2012 by Wildcat in Uncategorized
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You wouldn’t know it from appearances, but a metal cube the size of a toaster, created at the University of Alberta, is capable of performing the same genetic tests as most fully equipped modern laboratories—and in a fraction of the time. At its core is a small plastic chip developed with nanotechnology that holds the key to determining whether a patient is resistant to cancer drugs or has diseases like malaria. The chip can also pinpoint infectious diseases in a herd of cattle. Talk about thinking outside the box. (via Nano nod for lab-on-a-chip – University of Alberta)

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