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Malaria could be tested early by cheap, portable device

 The researchers hope their findings will lead to a portable and low-cost, yet highly sensitive device that can diagnose malaria on the spot using just a drop of blood.

Anantha Chandrakasan and colleagues from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) write about how they developed and tested their experimental microfluidic device in the journal Lab Chip.

The device spreads the drop of blood on an electrode that can count individual cells as they stream past, and it can also take very accurate readings of their impedance or electrical resistance.

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