SU­PER SEN­SI­TIVE TEST KIT DE­TECTS CAN­CER, HIV EARLY

Hindustan Times (Patna) - - FRONT PAGE -

LON­DON: Re­searchers from the Im­pe­rial Col­lege Lon­don have de­vel­oped a su­per sen­si­tive test kit — 10 times more ac­cu­rate than the gold stan­dard meth­ods — to de­tect prostate can­cer and vi­ral in­fec­tions at the ear­li­est stages. They said the sen­sor would ben­e­fit de­vel­op­ing coun­tries where so­phis­ti­cated de­tec­tion equip­ment is scarce, the jour­nal Na­ture Nan­otech­nol­ogy re­ports. The team its ef­fec­tive­ness by de­tect­ing a biomarker in blood sam­ples, which in­di­cates HIV in­fec­tion, said an Im­pe­rial Col­lege state­ment.

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