“A smartphone has been used to automatically detect wriggling parasites in blood samples,” a new study has shown. In Africa two parasitic diseases, river blindness and elephantiasis are a huge problem which is currently affecting millions of people and both these diseases can be treated by a drug called ivermectin. The study was conducted by researchers from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease in the U.S., the University of California as well as the Center for Research on Filariasis and other Tropical Diseases, the university of Yaoundé in Cameroon and the University of Montpellier in France.
The study was funded by the University of California, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Purnendu Chatterjee Chair Fund, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the U.S. Agency for International. In the study, a new device, a normal standard iPhone, was hooked up to a lens, which had been specially designed, so as to make it easy for people who have minimal training to easily and quickly measure the levels of Loa loa in a blood sample. From the finding the researchers found that the device performed in similar manner as standard time-consuming laboratory tests which are conducted by trained technicians.
The researchers also speculated that the standard iPhone device can be able to be used in detecting other moving disease-causing parasites which are usually in the blood. All in all the development of a new technology that can be used to carry out texts in the field faster without necessarily having a specialized equipment is a huge step forward when it comes to the fight against parasitic disease.
New FAA drone regulationsWith the purpose of keeping the standard of having the safest and most complex airspace in the world, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration released in August a series of regulations for the lawful use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or “drones”.…
Companies to Block Extremist VideosWhile companies are silent on whether rumors over the use of technology to automatically delete extremist content from their sites, it has been confirmed that they have met with the Counter Extremism Project (CEP) to adopt similar measures that Google, Microsoft, and Internet Service Providers used…
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