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TECHNOLOGY AT ITS NANO BEST: HAND-HELD LAB-ON-A-CHIP FOR BLOOD TESTS

April 13, 2006
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Researchers at the California Institute of Technology are developing a kind of lab-on-a-chip which is a miniaturized, portable version of a blood-count machine. This would benefit astronauts on long missions, who will need the ability to analyze blood samples in real-time to diagnose infection, allergies, anemia or deficiencies in the immune system.
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