Gyroscope sets course to fight cancer

时间:2019-03-02 07:06:03166网络整理admin

By Zeeya Merali MINIATURISED gyroscopes more commonly found in missile guidance systems can make sensitive biosensors for fast cancer diagnosis. Micro-gyroscopes comprise a chip with a vibrating disc the size of a sand grain mounted at its centre. The vibrations are highly sensitive to acceleration, so the chips can be used to detect motion in rockets, aircraft and anti-lock braking systems in cars. But now Calum McNeil and his colleagues at the University of Newcastle in the UK have created a gyroscopic disc less than 0.1 millimetres across that can be used to “weigh” proteins,