Krtin Nithiyanandam

Developing a Molecular 'Trojan Horse' for the Earlier, Minimally-Invasive Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease

Krtin Nithiyanandam, United Kingdom Scientific American Innovator Award winner, 13-15

Alzheimer’s is a neurodegenerative disease that gets progressively worse and therefore it is essential for an earlier diagnosis. I developed a quantum dot probe that can potentially cross the blood-brain barrier and be used as a more sensitive, non-invasive diagnostic tool for the earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer's.

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