Breathalyzer-like nanoarray sensor detects disease | January 2, 2017 Issue - Vol. 95 Issue 1 | Chemical & Engineering News
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Issue Date: January 2, 2017 | Web Date: December 30, 2016

Breathalyzer-like nanoarray sensor detects disease

Researchers use carbon nanotubes, gold nanoparticles, and artificial intelligence to identify ‘breath prints’ of 17 diseases
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Analytical SCENE, Biological SCENE, Nano SCENE, Materials SCENE
Keywords: diagnostics, nanoarray, breathalyzer, breath analysis

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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