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Sunday, 13 November 2016

Scientists develop new disposable USB Memory Stick to measure HIV (Photos)

 A group of scientists from Imperial College London and DNA Electronics, have developed a disposable USB Memory Stick that can take a drop of blood to determine the amount of HIV Virus in the blood. According to the Washington Post, the revolutionary gadget can be plunged into a laptop or other electronic devices to detect a patient’s HIV virus quantity and status through the help of electrical signals.
The scientists disclosed that if the technology is perfected, it could identify all sorts of foreign invaders in the blood from hepatitis, bacterial and fungal sepsis. It will also be able to measure the levels of HIV virus in a human’s system and help to determine if a medication is effective on the virus or to change to other drugs:
“At the moment, testing often requires costly and complex equipment that can take a couple of days to produce a result. We have taken the job done by this equipment, which is the size of a large photocopier, and shrunk it down to a USB chip,” said Graham Cooke, one of the study authors and a clinician scientist in Imperial’s Department of Medicine.
So just like your other take-home medical kits used at home, you can now measure the amount of HIV in your blood as easily as you can check your weight on the scale in your bathroom, run a blood sugar level test or take your blood pressure using a home cuff, all at home.

However, the scientists have not disclosed when the new gadget will be available in the market.

20 comments:

ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN said...

Technology always improving!

Eleojo Blessing said...

Nice one

Bonita Bislam said...

Breakthrough in science and technology is quite a monumental achievement. I won't be satisfied with technology till I'm able to download physical food from the internet

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Wat about the vaccine?


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ASHANKA said...

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Anonymous said...

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Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Good

Odibe Blessing said...

Alrite good development

ed DREAMZ said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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That is some dangerous shit right there though...
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

Rapport Naija said...

Hot, hopefully, it works well

Olaaliu said...

Nice one

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Jamila Shaibu said...

Good one

Anonymous said...

Very nice oooo....Jango unchained...Make those of una wen feel say una smart dress hide am well well ooo...With this technology wen me i call Breeze don Blow FOWL Yansh don open" donate small blood before action...

livingstone chibuike said...

Good innovation

christie benjamin said...

Science dominating....

Vivian Reginalds said...

hmmm issokay
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Eazzy Pompey said...

Too good in science and technology especially white

Juliet Iwuno said...

Ndi ocha wu agbara! Linda take note!

Anonymous said...

Bravo! Can't wait to have one for mother as soon as it is available in the market. I wish it was a cure. I will do anytin for u swt mum.

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