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18 June 2019. A hair-sized probe that can measure key indicators of tissue damage deep in the lung has been developed by scientists. Shutterstock image.

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A hair-sized probe that can measure key indicators of tissue damage deep in the lung has been developed by scientists.

Tiny probe that senses deep in the lung set to shed light on disease

Scientists spanning several disciplines have come up with an optical fiber-based probe much thinner than a hair, but which carries 19 sensors to measure changes in oxygen and pH deep in the lung.Scientists spanning several disciplines have come up with an optical fiber-based probe much thinner than a hair, but which carries 19 sensors to measure changes in oxygen and pH deep in the lung.

Novel miniature probe measures tissue damage in the lung

The probe, which is just 0.2mm in diameter, contains 19 sensors that pick up on abnormal acidity and oxygen levels deep in the lungs. It was created by scientists at the University of Edinburgh.The probe, which is just 0.2mm in diameter, contains 19 sensors that pick up on abnormal acidity and oxygen levels deep in the lungs. It was created by scientists at the University of Edinburgh.

Lung damage can now be measured with a sensor almost as thin a human HAIR | Daily Mail Online

Hair-sized probe developed to help measure lung damage. Researchers say the technology could be used in other parts of the body.Researchers say the technology could be used in other parts of the body.

Hair-sized probe developed to help measure lung damage

Hair-sized probe developed to help measure lung damage