This Week in PNAS

This week in PNAS, Harvard systems biologists used fine-needle aspirates to detect and profile cancer cells. The diagnostic magnetic resonance sensor, which combines a miniature NMR probe with targeted magnetic nanoparticles, "measures the transverse relaxation rate of water molecules in biological samples in which target cells of interest are labeled with magnetic nanoparticles," they say in the abstract.

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