Smartphone Can Detect Parasites in Blood



New technology may allow scientists to expedite the detection of parasites in blood by only needing a smartphone for screening, and may enable scientists to perform the tests out in the field.

A smartphone microscope developed by U.C. Berkeley engineers “uses video to automatically detect and quantify infection by parasitic worms in a drop of blood.”

Instead of using stains to spot the worms, the microscope uses motion sensors, and is said to be as accurate as other commonly used methods. Read more at News Center Berkeley.

{Andy Newscenter}


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