A newly developed handheld device can spot both existing and latent disease.

Researchers at Stony Brook University have recently developed a new nanomedicine device that can instantly detect and monitor diseases by simply exhaling onto it. Led by chief researcher Perena Gouma, the project titled Nanosensor Device for Breath Acetone Detection introduced a single breath analysis diagnostic tool for monitoring disease or metabolic functions that can be used to check cholesterol levels, diabetes, and even lung cancer. among many others.

From the press release:

The ability to easily capture gases that detect disease early will empower individuals to take control of their own health. And it will simplify the process of monitoring diseases like diabetes. Presently, blood is required to monitor diabetes, but this new process will enable individuals to test themselves by simply breathing once into the device.

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