Lens-free microscope can help detect cancer, malaria

07/29/2008 | M.I.T. Technology Review · ScientificAmerican.com

U.S. scientists have developed an inexpensive, lens-free microscope that can be used to screen blood for parasites or cancer cells. The microscope uses microfluidics, small fluid channels than can direct cells over an imaging chip also used in digital cameras. The device could be integrated with PDA-sized products, allowing wider access to advanced medical-imaging technology, the researchers said.

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