Category Archives: chemical measurement

New ‘nanobead’ approach could revolutionize sensor technology

From PhysOrg.com:

Researchers at Oregon State University have found a way to use magnetic “nanobeads” to help detect chemical and biological agents, with possible applications in everything from bioterrorism to medical diagnostics, environmental monitoring or even water and food safety.

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Universal detector made of DNA building blocks

From PhysOrg.com:

A method for detecting such diverse substances as antibiotics, narcotics and explosives – a universal detector, so to speak – has been developed by German researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz.

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