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Paper-based tuberculosis test could boost diagnoses in developing countries

20:00 EDT 12 Sep 2017 | AAAS

(American Chemical Society) Diagnosing tuberculosis early can allow patients to receive the medicine they need and also help prevent the disease from spreading. But in resource-limited areas, equipment requirements and long wait times for results are obstacles to diagnosis and treatment. To tackle this problem, scientists report in ACS Sensors the development of a fast, paper-based tuberculosis test that can be read with a smartphone.

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