Engineers at the University of California, Los Angeles, have used a cellphone in connection with a fluorescent microscope and flow cytometer in an advance they say can help facilitate the detection and management of HIV and other diseases. "There is a huge need for these [miniaturized] devices. Resource-poor countries demand compact, cost effective and light-weight devices to replace bulky equipment common in our labs and hospitals," researcher Aydogan Ozcan said. The findings were published in The Journal of Visualized Experiments.

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