Srikant Sharma (chiku)
srikants.spam at wipinfo.soft.net
Thu Apr 16 06:54:02 EST 1998
I am a computer research engineer and I know almost nothing
about immunology and other medicine related stuff.
But I have a curious problem I expect the bio-wizards out here
will explain me in a layman's terms.
Now to my problem. :
Some time back I heard that the viruses and other stuff
can be detected through some spectral absorption
i.e. every virus/bacterium has a unique fingerprint like
wavelength (of light) associated with it, which gets
with a very high degree when the virus/bacterium is
with that particular wavelength.
I want to know whether this is true or not...
If this is true then I want the exact technical terms
a) what kind of absorption spectra are these ?
b) what all types of viruses/bacteria can be
this mechanism ?
c) where can I find more details ?
(if possible give me more web related
pointers rather than
d) can I get any pointers where the
wavelength <--> virus/bacteria
correspondence info is tabulated.
Now .. What is My interest in this :
If what I have heard is true then I intend to build a
analyzer which will carry a small computer inside it
test the samples for presence of various suspected
viruses etc. and
will print detailed reports. The computer (rather the
will be used to control the wavelength of light incident
.. to check the
degree of absorption and analyze and show the results.
I request you NOT TO RIDICULE my ignorance in this subject but
to provide me with
the possible info.
Please reply to srikants at wipinfo.soft.net
Thanks in Advance.
Wipro Global R&D
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