Issue Date: January 2, 2017 | Web Date: December 30, 2016
Breathalyzer-like nanoarray sensor detects disease
A sophisticated breathalyzer-like device developed by a consortium of researchers led by Hossam Haick of Technion—Israel Institute of Technology can detect signatures of 17 different diseases, including ovarian cancer, multiple sclerosis, and ulcerative colitis.
Using breath as an indicator of disease is a “basic idea that goes back to the ancient Greeks,” Haick says. Although previous studies found that patients with a particular disease have different breath compounds compared with . . .
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