Arirang TV covers nanomed gadget news from South Korea:
Efforts to commercialize nanotechnology are evident in countries worldwide, and Korea is no exception. In fact, in the most recent illustration of this trend, a research team at the Korean Electronics Technology Institute has created a nano-based biosensor that makes it possible for doctors to recognize symptoms of diseases including diabetes as well as analyze health conditions using a single ray of light.
The diagnostic device emits a ray of light onto a part of the body, and by studying the light that is reflected from the body, doctors can determine the person’s blood sugar level, the state of his or her bone as well as muscle and other health data.
Researchers say the ultra-sensitive gadget can be further enhanced to detect the molecular and genetic signals of cancer. Nanotechnology refers to “the art of manipulating materials on an atomic or molecular scale especially to build microscopic devices.”
No reference to the quote above is given. However, the way we see it, medicine is an art (at least partly an art), but nanotechnology ain’t.
No further details about the device are available.
Korean Electronics Technology Institute (KETI) website…