Researchers at the University of Washington have found a way to turn scraps of common office paper into a powerful diagnostic tool (Photo: Shutterstock)
The image illustrates the process by which the researchers produced and tested their new paper-based diagnostics (Image: Dan Ratner, UW)
A group of researchers at the University of Washington has found a way to isolate and identify medically interesting molecules using little more than scraps of office paper, a Ziplock bag and a cheap diluted solvent. If properly developed, the system – which requires minimal costs and know-how to build and operate – could be made to administer a wide range of medical tests nearly free of charge.
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