Test Strips for Cancer Detection Get Upgraded with Nanoparticle Bling

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Nanotechnology, as a new branch of scientific knowledge, proposed and is in constant search for the model that best fits the events occurring on a nanoscale for the early detection of Cancer. The permanent discovery of forms and innovative properties on this scale makes it necessary. This innovative, but not so new, branch of science and technology, is nourished by different models which come from various disciplines, such as quantum physics and chemistry modern, which have different approaches to observe matter.

Today it is known that the properties of the nanoworld have been exploited by humanity at different historical moments in an empirical way. The knowledge of the extraordinary properties of nanomaterials and its application possibilities represent one of the scientific novelties which today developed the early detection of cancer. Nanotechnology integrates convergent knowledge, proposes cognitive challenges and offers varied solutions for everyday problems. From this way, teaching nanotechnology constitutes a duty of teaching practice as a way of democratizing access to knowledge.

The study was conducted recently by specialists from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) reveals the strips of platinum gold-coated nanoparticles can detect cancer. Their research greatly describes how nanotechnology using these bling strips can detect cancer. When a person gets cancer, his body emits warning signs can able to detect the disease. If these subtle changes in human cells could be detected earlier, there would be a better chance of saving the patient. But the first molecular changes in a person who is in the early stages of a cancer are incredibly complex and can go unnoticed. Its the simple test strip detection where these bling strips are made up of platinum coated gold nanoparticles. In general, these kinds of strips can diagnose pregnancy in women. This strip works as a detector to find the biomarker human chorionic gonadotropin.

Researchers have found that it is easy to detect the cancer biomarkers in urine than in blood. As the urine of the subject may contain a lot of hCG. It might be the greatest challenge for those strips to detect the little concentrations of biomarkers. The stripe isn’t really sensitive to change color to easily see its concentrations.

Recently, researchers found a solution for this issue. They found a stripe that contains some nanoparticles made up of platinum and gold has the great impact to detect the infectious diseases from cancer to heart problems. As a matter of fact, this is not new for the medical industry. For decades gold nano particles have been used by medical experts. The new research has added a tiny layer of platinum upon this gold stripe which gives the double function to the nanoparticle. This also increases the accuracy renders quantifiable outcome for the exceedingly low paradigm of key biomarkers. Now it is easy to observe through our naked eyes to find some infectious diseases!

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