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On your biomarkers…

  • from Shaastra :: vol 01 issue 05 :: Sep - Oct 2022

From cough sounds to exhaled breath, and from sweat to tears, researchers are peering through new windows into the human body to detect disease.

Not too long ago, a few students of the Tamil Nadu-based CSIR-Central Electrochemical Research Institute (CSIR-CECRI) in Karaikudi could be found diligently pedalling away on exercise bikes. Their intent behind sweating it out was to help scientist Vinu Mohan develop a neat little device. Vinu is working on a wearable sensor that detects glucose levels from sweat. His aim is to free people with diabetes from pinpricks needed for regular monitoring. Even the least invasive glucose monitoring devices use filaments to pierce the skin.

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