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The NASA-NCI Collaboration on Biomolecular Sensors

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Science  20 Apr 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5516, pp. 443-444
DOI: 10.1126/science.1059744

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NASA and the NCI are launching a joint program to support the development of radically new technologies for biomolecular sensors. The collaboration of these disparate agencies results from their recognition of common needs for minimally invasive strategies for early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and radiation damage. The biomolecular sensors sought by the agencies will build on new discoveries in nanoscale sensing of macromolecules and tools to enable dynamic monitoring that will be developed through the new joint program. NASA and NCI invite the participation of scientists, technologists, and engineers from all disciplines in meeting the challenges set forward in the new program.