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  • Pocket chemistry: DNA helps glucose meters measure more than sugar

    University of Illinois chemists coupled functional DNA sensors and glucose meters for fast, easy, portable detection of drugs, toxins, disease markers and other molecules in blood, water or food.

    University of Illinois chemists coupled functional DNA sensors and glucose meters for fast, easy, portable detection of drugs, toxins, disease markers and other molecules in blood, water or food.

    Image by Li Huey Tan, Yu Xiang and Yi Lu

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      University of Illinois chemists coupled functional DNA sensors and glucose meters for fast, easy, portable detection of drugs, toxins, disease markers and other molecules in blood, water or food.

      Image by Li Huey Tan, Yu Xiang and Yi Lu

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      Chemistry professor Yi Lu and colleagues have found that glucose meters can be used as simple, portable, inexpensive meters for a number of target molecules in blood, serum, water or food.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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