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Laser-Based Imaging Leads to Better Lung Disease Treatment

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How sticky is snot? The rest of the world might not ask that question every day, but a group at the University of North Carolina does. They now have an answer, thanks to a laser-based imaging method, and it could enable doctors to monitor and better treat lung diseases. The imaging method uses a combination of nontoxic gold nanoparticles and light to measure the stickiness of mucus that lines a person’s airway and subsequently the lungs. In a recent study, the researchers placed gold-coated nanorods on the surface of mucus samples. By illuminating the samples with laser...Read full article

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    BioPhotonics
    Jan 2015
    Biophotonicsresearch & developmentlasersimagingAmericasgold nanoparticlesUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillNanorodsAmy OldenburgBioScan

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