Nanotube-based sensors able to live in animals

Researchers have developed a sensor able to monitor Nitric oxide in living animals for more than a year, providing insights into how Nitric Oxide behaves in both healthy and cancerous cells.

These sensors can be implanted under the skin and are used to monitor inflammation, the process which produces Nitric Oxide.

This is the first study to demonstrate that nanosensers can be used within the body for an extended period of time.

This research can now be adapted to detect other molecules such as glucose.

Read more at Massachusetts Institute of Technology