Advanced Science News Research: Cancer Biosensor

Advanced Science News Research Highlight: "Thermal-Transport Biosensor Distinguishes Different Types of Cancer"

"Scientists from KAUST in Saudi Arabia succeeded in differentiating between two different types of cancer (cervical and breast cancers), and also between subtypes of the same cancer (basal and luminal cancer cells) by measuring their thermal-transport properties."

"This novel thermal conductivity and diffusivity measuring technique opens up many opportunities in numerous biomedical applications, such as high-precision single-cancerous-cell targeting, thermal imaging techniques, detection of cancer types, and assessing cellular health and viability."

Nanomembrane-Based, Thermal-Transport Biosensor for Living Cells
Rami T. ElAfandy, Ayman F. AbuElela, Pawan Mishra, Bilal Janjua, Hassan M. Oubei, Ulrich B├╝ttner, Mohammed A. Majid, Tien Khee Ng, Jasmeen S. Merzaban, and Boon S. Ooi
Small (2016)

DOI: 10.1002/smll.201603080