Chemical sensor may help diagnose, track MS

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Chemical sensor may help diagnose, track MS

Postby MSUK » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:48 am


Research scientists from Israel and Germany have developed a new sensor that may help identify multiple sclerosis (MS) in patients suspected to have the disease and also keep track on the progress of the illness. According to a letter in ACS Chemical Neuroscience, the sensor relies on a “cross-reactive array of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and single wall carbon nanotube bilayers” to differentiate volatile organic compounds that mark for MS from the rest of exhaled breath.

The team also believes that the sensor will not only help with disease identification and progression monitoring, but may also aid in screening for patients that would be candidates for immunotherapy techniques.... Read More - ... ageid/1430
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