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NSF funding could make ceramic-based disease-monitoring breathalyzers a reality

By Eileen De Guire / October 7, 2012

One day soon, this circuit board could be a handheld breathalyzer. Credit: Gouma; SUNT Stony Brook. Perena Gouma‘s dream of developing breathalyzers for noninvasive health monitoring is on the path to becoming reality thanks to an award from the NSF to develop a “personalized asthma monitor.” Gouma is professor of materials science and engineering at…

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Disease-detecting breathalyzers use gas-sensing electrospun oxide nanofibers

By Eileen De Guire / May 11, 2012

Perena Gouma, a professor at SUNY Stony Brook, uses electrospinning to synthesize ceramic nanowires that can detect disease markers like ammonia and acetone. Credit: Science Nation; NSF. Chances are that you know a Type 1 diabetic who endures several finger pricks every day to monitor blood sugar levels. Maybe you know someone with asthma, or…

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