New Implantable Sensor Could One Day Monitor Glucose Levels

November 5, 2013 9:39 AM

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In a paper published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, scientists describe a newly developed sensor that is able to monitor nitric oxide in living animals and could potentially become a valuable asset to diabetic patients in the future.

Nitric oxide is considered to be one of the most important signaling molecules in living cells, but in many cancerous cells levels are perturbed. Scientists have needed a new tool to help measure this molecule in the body and in real time.

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