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Smartphone Add on to detect Viruses

courtesy Prof. Brian Cunningham, UIUC

As the current COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage, there is movement toward restarting life under a “new normal”. The virus may be with us for a long time, but widespread, rapid, and accurate testing may be a way forward. Knowing which individuals have to quarantine themselves and which are free of the virus would go a long way toward a rapid recovery of economic and social activities. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have now developed a cheap, sensitive, and accurate device for the detection of a wide array of pathogenic bacteria and viruses.

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