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Mobile phones to be used for disease detection?

According to a report from nebusiness, a Newcastle-based technology firm is working on a microchip, to be fitted into handsets, which is capable of processing and analyzing results of blood tests and swabs. The site claims that it has the potential to slash waiting times and pave the way for instantaneous diagnosis.

HTC Magic hands on

Obviously, this is superb bit of PR for an industry that has been blamed for everything from repetitive strain injuries to radiation-induced headaches. All we need now is for, say, Nokia to develop a roadmap for peace in the Middle East, and maybe, just maybe, the handset sector’s public image will change for good.

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