Dopamine sensor device will be installed for neurological diseases

Haridwar, 21 June (H.S.). A team of scientists from the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT) succeeded in making a dopamine sensor device. This device is capable of effectively detecting diseases like schizophrenia and Parkinson’s at an early stage. IIT Prof. Soumitra Shatapati said that when a person is suffering from these diseases, the level […]
 


Haridwar, 21 June (H.S.). A team of scientists from the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT) succeeded in making a dopamine sensor device. This device is capable of effectively detecting diseases like schizophrenia and Parkinson’s at an early stage.

IIT Prof. Soumitra Shatapati said that when a person is suffering from these diseases, the level of a chemical called dopamine in the brain changes. The developed sensor can detect even small changes in the level of this chemical in the brain, thus detecting the possibility of neurological disorders such as schizophrenia and Parkinson’s disease. Since most of these diseases cannot be completely treated due to late detection. The IITR team said that early detection of the disease helps in controlling the progression of the disease. In such a situation, this sensor device developed at IIT Roorkee has the potential to play an important role in the medical field.

The IITR team said that they have used a material called graphene quantum dot, which was mixed with sulfur and boron, to make these sensors. The research was led by Prof. Soumitra Shatapati and Dr. Manisha Chatterjee from the Department of Bioscience and Bioengineering, IIT Roorkee and Prof. Partha Roy, Prathul Nath, Anshu Kumar, Vishal Kumar, Sachin Kadian from the Department of Physics, and Prof. Includes pride.