Putting “Dot” to work

While the miniature movie, “Dot,” is cute and engaging, the technology behind the film was developed to address serious medical needs. The CellScope’s inventor explains how the technology has been used to diagnose malaria. Malaria infects millions of people every year, killing close to a million of them. It is carried by mosquitoes. According to the World Health Organization, on the African continent, a child dies of malaria every 45 seconds.

 

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