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Shoebox-sized lab can diagnose infectious diseases from a drop of blood

This shoebox-sized laboratory can quickly determine from a drop of blood whether a person has antibodies to specific infectious diseases.

Researchers from the University of Toronto have created a shoebox-sized laboratory that can do blood testing in remote, low-resource settings, quickly determining from a drop of blood whether a person has antibodies to specific infectious diseases.

The device, which they called the MR Box — short for measles and rubella, the first diseases for which they tested —

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