Nanotechnology Breakthrough Could Dramatically Improve Medical Tests

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    Nanotechnology Breakthrough Could Dramatically Improve Medical Tests

    ScienceDaily (May 31, 2012) — A laboratory test used to detect disease and perform biological research could be made more than 3 million times more sensitive, according to researchers who combined standard biological tools with a breakthrough in nanotechnology.

    The increased performance could greatly improve the early detection of cancer, Alzheimer's disease and other disorders by allowing doctors to detect far lower concentrations of telltale markers than was previously practical.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120531165752.htm
     
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    EDIT: Wait... I mean how do we manufacture nanotechnology?
     
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