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New, more sensitive sensor for evaluating drug safety

20:00 EDT 3 Aug 2017 | AAAS

(Penn State) A new technique for evaluating drug safety is designed to be affordable and can detect stress on cells at earlier stages than conventional methods. It is the first with a fluorescent sensor that turns on when proteins begin to clump together -- an early sign of a process that occurs in Alzheimer's and other diseases.

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