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Portable White Blood Cell Counter Developed by Caltech Scientists


Healthcare technologies for use at home are becoming increasingly popular, and a team at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has invented a new addition in the form of a portable white blood cell counter, which can be used to monitor the progression of a number of diseases, including cancer.

Rather than asking patients to make frequent trips to the hospital to collect blood samples, the new device allows patients to harvest a tiny drop of blood from the comfort of their couch.

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