Human cell sensor detects chemical changes early

University of Rochester‘s Spencer Rosero is developing a human cell sensor that, when implanted,  detects subtle biological changes to provide advanced warning of health issues.

The cells are engineered to detect specific chemical changes. When a variation is discovered, the cells respond, and a fluorescent light glows. The sensor’s camera  enables patients and doctors to see the glowing light in real time on a computer or device.  Placement of the sensor (underneath the skin) depends on what is being tracked.

Chemotherapy patients will be the first users.  Toxic side effects will be detected before they happen, to help physicians optimize treatment.

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