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TitleBiosensor Chip Contact
»Nicolle Rager Fuller DescriptionBiosensors are able to detect minute molecules to help us monitor our health and our environment. Scientists are developing sensors that are sensitive enough to detect even the smallest presence of molecules, so that disease or dangerous environmental contaminants can quickly be assessed. Researchers at PC Rossinís School of Engineering at Lehigh University have created a tiny glass slide of sliver with protein receptors applied to it. When the receptors bind with their matching signal molecule, light waves traveling across the chip are perturbed into a recognizable interference pattern. Using this combination of light waves and biomoecules has resulted in a biochip a magnitude more sensitive than other current comparable sensors. Keywordsscience; art; illustration; technical; information graphics; nanotechnology; technology; chemistry; biochemistry; molecular; chip; nanochip; sensor; research; receptors; biology; health; laser; wave; microscope Media 3-D/Exhibits Categories Science, Technical Subject(s) Physics, Processes, Technology