Powerful New Chip Helps Diagnose Disease, Analyzes Protein Interactions, Stanford University School of Medicine Study  
8/21/2012 7:50:32 AM

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Intel Corp. have collaborated to synthesize and study a grid-like array of short pieces of a disease-associated protein on silicon chips normally used in computer microprocessors. They used this chip, which was created through a process used to make semiconductors, to identify patients with a particularly severe form of the autoimmune disease lupus.