The Columbia Chronicle

Portable disease detector coming

By Emily Fasold

March 12, 2012

Infectious diseases can spread like wildfire, and identifying them can take days. But thanks to medical technology, the ability to diagnose contagious illnesses will soon be literally in the palm of our hands.University of Tennessee, Knoxville, professors Jie Wu and Shigetoshi Eda have invented a portable, pocket-sized device that uses microchip technology to instantly detect infectious diseases in both animals and humans.“...

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