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Princeton University, Engineering School

Laser System

Caption: The new monitor uses a laser, instead of blood sample, to read blood sugar levels. The laser is directed at the person's palm, passes through skin cells and is partially absorbed by sugar molecules, allowing researchers to calculate the level of blood sugar.

Credit: Frank Wojciechowski

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