- Scientists have discovered a new method for the detection of lung cancer.
- This graphene-based biosensor can detect cancer at an early stage  This biosensor can analyze the chemical composition of a person's breath
Scientists have recently discovered a new way to detect lung cancer at an early stage. A highly sensitive graphene biosensor has been developed that can detect the cancerous molecules in the lungs.
The graphene-based biosensor can extract the evidence of lung cancer from a person's breath. This biosensor is a cheap method that can be used for early detection. Researchers at the University of Exeter in the UK who discovered the biosensor said that this new technology could revolutionize existing e-nose devices. The electronic nose can detect some components of a person's breath. By contrast, this biosensor can analyze the chemical composition of a person's breath and identify possible causes.
The study was published in the journal Nanoscale, published by the Royal Society of Chemistry. It showed all potential lung cancer manufacturers at the earliest stage. This method is also reusable and convenient. It is also cost effective and will benefit various health care providers worldwide.
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"The new biosensors we have developed show that Graphene has significant potential for use as an electrode in E-Nose -Devices. We have demonstrated for the first time that appropriately patterned graphene can be used as a specific, selective, and sensitive biomarker detector, "said Ben Hogan, a postgraduate researcher at the University of Exeter and co-author of the thesis.
"We believe that as our devices evolve, a cheap, reusable and accurate breath test to detect early lung cancer can become a reality," Hogan added.
The discovery tries to recognize early on. Lung cancer at the stage exactly as lung cancer is considered one of the biggest global health challenges.
The team believes that this could be the first step in creating new, improved and cheaper e-nose devices that could enable the earliest possible diagnosis of lung cancer.
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Written by: Varsha Vats
Source: Onlymyhealth Editorial Staff February 7, 2019