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Science  26 Sep 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5641, pp. 1827
DOI: 10.1126/science.301.5641.1827a

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On page 1884, a team reports a new scheme that can turn specks of iron and gold into biochemical bloodhounds that detect target proteins with up to 1 million times the sensitivity of the conventional approach.