In the spotlight: sink in bodycells

Metals like calcium, magnesium, Sink en Iron are essential for good health, but when present in very high concentrations, they are toxic to cells of the body. Researcher Jan Vinkenborg of the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering developed a sensor that can measure the amount of sink and point out the location of this metal in cells The sensor seems to be a breakthrough in the research on pathologies like Alzheimer or diabetes type 2. Research groups all around the world showed to be interested in the discovery of Jan Vinkenborg.

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