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X Challenge winner diagnoses diseases in minutes from a single drop of blood

•, By Nick Lavars

A panel of experts have awarded this year's grand prize to Massachusetts-based DNA Medical Institute (DMI), whose hand-held device is capable of diagnosing ailments in minutes, using only a single drop of blood.

The DMI team were selected from 11 finalists. Among them were Swiss team Biovotion, whose wearable computer monitors vital signs such heart rate and breathing, along with the US-based Eigen Lifescience team, whose low-cost, portable device is capable of testing for Hepatitis B in less than 10 minutes. But it was DMI's Reusable Handheld Electrolyte and Lab Technology for Humans system (rHealth) that impressed the judges most.

"Our expert judging panel reviewed a very exciting group of sensing technologies, all with the potential to address a wide array of diagnostic and personal health needs," said Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, chairman and CEO of X Prize, the foundation behind the competition. "DMI's rHealth system embodies the original goal of the Nokia Sensing X Challenge, to advance sensor technology in a way that will enable faster diagnoses and easier, more sophisticated personal health monitoring."

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I have a friend that has been doing this for the past several years. He is what is known as a blood microscopist, but has been plundered and attacked by the status quo establishment because of his success in curing people with fatal diseases that doctors have given up on. Most likely because the money ran out. And they make this sound like it is some new discovery or medical process of success. The BS continues and the medical profession has morphed into the profession of death and suffering

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