A droplet of blood is simply placed onto a microchip which is slotted into the device
An overview of the smartphone-linked University of Tennessee disease detection device
University of Tennessee researchers have invented a device that instantly detects diseases in blood samples
Infectious diseases these days seem to have gotten a lot of attention, with media hype and threats of pandemics often being portrayed in apocalyptic sci-fi movies. We all know that several types of these diseases can spread rapidly, and it is crucial that doctors be able to identify them quickly in order to prevent an epidemic. Unfortunately, current testing methods can take hours and even days, delaying the process of adequate prevention. It should then ease your mind to hear that researchers at the University of Tennessee have invented a device that can rapidly detect these unwanted afflictions.
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