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Wearable sensor detects minuscule growth of tumours under the skin

The FAST Sensor System Prototype

A patch made of a stretchable polymer with gold circuitry is used to monitor the shrinkage or growth of tumours in laboratory mice. Credit: Alex Abramson, Bao Group, Stanford University

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Nature 609, 878 (2022)



  1. Abramson, A. et al. Sci. Adv. 8, eabn6550 (2022)

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