Stanford Researcher Develops $0.50 Foldable Microscope

Every year, over one million people die of malaria, and nearly one billion people who need to be tested because they are at risk of exposure to various strands. Most of these deaths and exposures happen almost exclusively in third world countries where access to testing is limited and costly. However, a Stanford researcher has developed a printable, foldable microscope that is durable and costs roughly $0.50 to produce. The microscope runs on its own battery power and could help prevent many malaria deaths, as well as deaths by other diseases that require early diagnostics. Click the video above to learn more about this foldable microscope.

(Source: medGadget)

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