Tuesday, January 24, 2017

New sensors can detect single protein molecules

For the first time, engineers have designed sensors that can detect single protein molecules as they are secreted by cells. These sensors, which consist of modified carbon nanotubes, could help scientists with any application that requires detecting very small amounts of protein, such as tracking viral infection, monitoring cell manufacture of useful proteins, or revealing food contamination.

from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily http://ift.tt/2jnhV4D

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