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Bent on detecting cancer

Arrays of microcantilevers that have been coated with a specific oligonucleotide can be used to detect malignant melanoma.

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Figure 1: Illustration of biomolecular sensing with MOSFET (metal–oxide–semiconductor field-effect transistor) cantilevers.



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Shekhawat, G., Dravid, V. Bent on detecting cancer. Nature Nanotech 8, 77–78 (2013).

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