This exhibit introduces new ways of diagnosing and monitoring disease by using nanomaterials. Visitors conduct a lab test by select one of three sick patients and using a real pipette to add the patient’s blood sample to a glass slide (the GreeneChip). An on-screen animation explains what happens at the nanoscale, and the visitor is presented with a diagnosis.
- Diseases can be detected before a patient has any noticeable symptoms.
- A patient has a better chance of beating a disease if treatment starts very early in the disease's progression.
- The GreeneChip tests for many different diseases at the same time using genetic material from a pathogen "library" and a sample from the patient.
- Nanoscience, nanotechnology, and nanoengineering lead to new knowledge and innovations that weren't possible before.
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