July 10th, 2012

Diabetes Researchers Work on Sensors for Artificial Pancreas

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In their fight to cure diabetes, Mayo Clinic and University of Minnesota researchers are creating a tiny, innovative sensing system as part of an artificial pancreas. Steven Koester, a university electrical engineer based in the Twin Cities, is working with the Mayo team to develop implantable sensors that read electrical changes in the body's fluids. Those sensors, made of graphene, will be read by a device outside the body. If Koester succeeds, the devices will send data wirelessly…Dr. Ananda Basu, a Mayo diabetes researcher on the project, said four things will be needed for a successful artificial pancreas…

 

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Tags: Dr Ananda Basu, Endocrinology / Diabetes, Research, Steven Koester

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