Yvonne Carts-Powell

Keep the Blood On the Inside

In beautiful, Science, technology on May 28, 2012 at 8:56 am

A clever use of color by researchers in Israel encodes the lateral location of blood cells in a very small blood vessel. This lets researchers to image blood in your body, instead of requiring blood tests (and the whole needle-vial-lab infrastructure). If the device can be made small and robust enough — and there’s no reason to think it can’t — it could allow rural doctors to do blood tests that currently aren’t possible without a medical lab.

Learn more in an article I wrote for Optics & Photonics News: Skip the Needle: In Vivo Blood Cell Imaging

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