Duke-designed nanoprobes may detect early disease markers. – Charlotte News Observer

Before we experience symptoms of infections or disease, our bodies are hard at work, fighting viruses, bacteria or other illnesses. This lag time, between when our immune systems recognize sickness and when we actually begin to feel sick, represents an early window for detecting disease – and researchers are looking into it.

Scientists from Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering, in collaboration with medical researchers at the Duke Institute of Genome Science & Policy, are developing new diagnostic tests that may help detect patients’ illnesses early on.

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