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Nanosensors Used to Track Progression of Obesity-Related Diseases

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AUTUM C. PYLANT, NEWS EDITOR, [email protected]

According to a New England Journal of Medicine study, more than one third of the world’s population is overweight or obese. And, these weight issues can often lead to other health concerns. Researchers from the University of Rhode Island, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences have created an optical reporter via nanosensor, which is capable of detecting the progression of obesity-related diseases. Molecules of fat (yellow) binding to the nanosensor. Courtesy of Daniel Roxbury. The nanosensors are specially formulated...Read full article

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