Triple whammy of diagnosis, drug and evaluation from one small device

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Schematic of the composition  A  and the working principles  B  of the DDM SDSE in the presence of miR 125a and K562 leukemia

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A team from Nanjing University, China has developed a biosensor that diagnoses, treats and evaluates the treatment’s efficacy, all from inside the body. The tiny device diagnoses cancer cells, releases an anticancer drug and then measures the drug’s effect. And it’s all powered by glucouse and oxygen from the body.

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