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Smartphones Becoming Tools for Diagnosing Malaria

Doctors fighting malaria - one of the deadliest diseases on the planet - may soon have a new affordable weapon in their smart phones.  Researchers have found a way to use the phone’s camera to detect the microorganism in the patient's blood that causes the disease. According to the World Health Organization, almost 600,000 people died of malaria in 2013, making this mosquito-borne disease one of the deadliest in the world. The saddest aspect of this calamity is that it affects...

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