ISLAMABAD: Researchers have developed a highly sensitive
nanomechanical sensor that can detect cancerous tumours as well as viral disease markers for HIV, hepatitis and herpes.
Researchers from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT)
developed the ultracompact nanomechanical sensor for analysing the chemical
composition of substances and detecting biological objects, Medical Xpress
The sensor can detect viral disease markers, which appear when the immune system responds to incurable or hard-to-cure diseases, including HIV, hepatitis, herpes, and many others.
The sensor will also enable doctors to identify tumour markers, whose presence in the body signals the emergence and growth of cancerous tumours.
Calculations done by the researchers, Dmitry Fedyanin and Yury Stebunov, showed that the new sensor will combine high sensitivity with a comparative ease of production and miniature dimensions, allowing it to be used in all portable devices, such as smartphones, wearable electronics, etc.