03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Cell Phone Microscope Built By Engineer To Diagnose Diseases

MICROSCOPES are invaluable tools to identify blood and other cells when screening for diseases like anemia, tuberculosis and malaria. But they are also bulky and expensive.

Now an engineer, using software that he developed and about $10 worth of off-the-shelf hardware, has adapted cellphones to substitute for microscopes.

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