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Sometimes the view through a microscope is too good to keep to yourself.
Fortunately, it turns out that smart phones, with their integrated cameras and high-resolution screens, make pretty good devices for sharing microscope images— all you need is the right adapter to align the optics.
Du Cheng, a Rockefeller M.D- Ph.D. student, has created just such an adapter.
With telemedicine, the absence of medical staff with a particular specialization in field locations is not a barrier to the best possible care for patients. Consultants can analyze photomicrographs and make an expert, remote diagnosis.
The three adaptors tested by Doctors Without Borders were the Bresser, the Syvu and the iDU. The testing team consisted of medical and laboratory experts and through rigorous trails, each adaptor was tested and assessed.
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