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Three Ground-Breaking Miniature Biosensors 18

Posted by samzenpus
from the hospital-pill dept.
kkleiner writes "Over the past few years, several research teams have developed increasingly smaller and cheaper biosensors with improved detection capabilities and faster turnaround times. Whether you are a doctor diagnosing patients in the rural areas of Africa or a Homeland Security agent working to thwart an act of bioterrorism, one of these little devices should be your sidekick."
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Three Ground-Breaking Miniature Biosensors

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  • by the_other_chewey (1119125) on Thursday July 01, 2010 @06:42AM (#32754792)

    a doctor diagnosing patients in the rural areas of Africa or a Homeland Security agent working to thwart an act of bioterrorism

    One of these doesn't belong. I'll give you a hint: There are billions of one (that we don't hear enough about from anyone),[...]

    Your point is an entirely valid one, and I agree.

    A nitpick though: There are no billions of people in the rural areas of Africa. Not even a single billion.
    The whole of Africa has a population of only a wee bit over a billion, and over 100 million of those live
    in the 50 largest cities [wikipedia.org] alone.
    Including everything down to the level of decently-sized towns, this number more than doubles.

    Africa as a whole (yes, that's a rather invalid viewpoint, but you started it ;-) is way more urbanized
    than you seem to realize. That of course doesn't remove the need for much better health care.

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