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Cellphone microscope adapter - find malaria on the cheap...

by shawnlin / June 3, 2008 11:45 PM PDT

Cellphone microscope adapter - find malaria on the cheap...

http://www.core77.com/blog/news/a_cellphone_accessory_that_could_save_millions_of_lives_10018.asp

excerpt:
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The attachment would allow any user with rudimentary training to diagnose malaria in the field, and transmit the image directly to a clinic or lab. Developed at UC Berkeley, the researchers involved have already attracted participation by Microsoft and Nokia, and expect a mass-manufactured version to sell for less than $100.
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How clever!
--S

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