Thursday, August 12, 2010

Once Again, Texas Leads the Way

Rice student's project could have big effect on global health | Houston & Texas News | - Houston Chronicle: "Rice University senior Andy Miller took on a school project last year to design a highly functional but portable, low-cost microscope. Eighteen months later, health care workers in the developing world may have a device to diagnose disease where people live.

Using off-the-shelf parts and a minimalist approach, Miller invented a 2 1/2-pound, battery-powered microscope that a new study shows is just as good at diagnosing tuberculosis as hospital machines that retail for $40,000. Miller's costs $220."

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