April 27, 2011
Scientists are using carbon nanotubes to detect cancer cells in the bloodstream. The nanotube device is about the size of a dime and could provide a low cost and portable way to test for cancer.
Pictures courtesy of Brian Wardle
A forest of carbon nanotube posts, each about 30 microns in diameter. Only the size of a dime, this device can capture cancer cells in blood.
MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics: http://necst.mit.edu/