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Monday, October 26, 2015

Powerful plastic microscope for diagnostics

In a project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Grand Challenges in Global Health Initiative, a research team from Rice University has recently developed a plastic, miniature digital fluorescence microscope that can quantify white blood cell levels in patients located in rural parts of the world that are far removed from the modern laboratory.
The fluorescence microscope system was described in a paper published in Biomedical Optics Express.
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