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Satyajit Chakraborty

Are you having problems telling malaria apart from common cold? You might want to check out the smart invention by an IISCian scientist. Dr Sai Siva Gorthi and her team have developed a way to detect malaria using your smartphone. By converting the smartphone camera into a powerful microscope, they had reduced many steps, including multiple blood test. You need a very small amount of the blood. Put that under the powerful optical lens and a specially designed software in the phone would scan the picture and easily tell if there’s malaria virus in the blood