Gadget Turns Phone Into Microscope

CellScope could help curb outbreaks of disease in developing world
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 22, 2009 4:29 PM CDT
The CellScope, a device that turns a camera phone into a microscope, is seen in this photo from the Fletcher lab.   (CellScope)
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(Newser) – A new gadget could mean big improvements for health care in the developing world. Called the CellScope, the device attaches to any cell phone with a camera, turning it into a microscope, Science Blogs reports. Invented by researchers at UC Berkeley, the CellScope also features an LED that can detect cell stains used to identify diseases such as malaria in clinical samples.