Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Czech Scientific Breakthrough

Czech scientists from the Brno's Mendel University and the Central European Institute of Technology (CEITEC) have discovered a cheap and fast way to diagnose the flu. 

The test uses filter paper with two quantum dots which are some kind of artificially produced antiparticles along with an ultra-violet pocket light.

The scientists have applied for a patent and the university is looking for a partner to launch the test in to the market.  The testing kit could be sold in pharmacies or supermarkets.  People could test themselves at home and have the results in a matter of minutes.

The next step would be to create a test that can precisely identify a particular type of flu virus. 

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