Soon, smart phone to diagnose diseases in real time

March 11, 2014 11:10 AM

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Soon, smart phone to diagnose diseases in real time

Not just helping us with road directions, finding favourite food joint, photo sharing and chat sessions, smart phones would soon diagnose diseases for us in real time. Researchers from University of Houston are developing a disease diagnostic system that offers results that could be read using only a smart phone and a Rs.1,200 lens attachment.

This new device relies on specific chemical interactions that form between something that causes a disease – a virus or bacteria, for example – and a molecule that bonds with that one thing only, like a disease-fighting antibody. A bond that forms between a strep bacteria and an antibody that intera...

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