Sarah Yang

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Posted on 11.05.2015

Mobile phone microscope finds parasites in blood

A new smartphone microscope uses video to automatically detect and quantify infection by parasitic worms in a single drop of blood. The new technology could help revive efforts to eradicate debilitating filarial diseases in Africa by providing critical information to health providers in the field, researchers say. “We previously showed that mobile phones can be used for […]