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Adapting Cell Phone Technology for the Diagnosis of Malaria

Mike Barrett, Jon Cooper and Lisa Ranford-Cartwright of the University of Glasgow in the United Kingdom will test the ability of a key component in mobile phones to separate out red blood cells infected with malaria parasites in a blood sample. If successful, such devices could be mass produced for rapid and accurate malaria diagnosis.

More information about Create Low-Cost Cell Phone-Based Applications for Priority Global Health Conditions (Round 6)

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