MIT researchers develop tiny tumor sensor

Researchers at MIT have developed a tiny sensor that can be used to detect changes in tumors. Shaped like a cube measuring 2 millimeters on each side, the device contains nanoparticles that can check for substances linked to tumor growth or for therapies. The nanoparticles can work like a sensor during magnetic resonance imaging. Lead researcher Michael Cima says it's a new and improved way to see if a therapy is actually working, an important part of developing personalized drugs for cancer.

- check out the report on the sensor from the Boston Herald

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