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Microfluidics: How origami is saving lives in Africa

This article was originally published by The Scottish Funding Council in May 2018 and is published here with permission.

A folded piece of paper could save lives in Uganda, says Glasgow University’s Prof Jonathan Cooper.

Apac is a district in central Uganda sitting just north of the equator. Its main village is surrounded by Lake Kyoga and the Arocha and Wirewiri swamps. It also has an unusually hot microclimate producing an environment that results in the region having the highest number of mosquito bites per person in the world – on average, each person is bitten five times per night, year-round. The local health workers refer to these as “innoculations” – for, despite years of mass drug administrations, insecticide spraying and distribution of nets, it remains one of the most malarial districts in the world.

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The Big List of Microfluidics Companies & Investors

The microfluidic-based devices market has been growing since 2014 due to the increasing point of care testing demand and the miniaturisation of microfluidic chips. 

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NASH – The Silent Killer You’ve Never Heard Of

Silent killers such as diabetes, high cholesterol and hypertension have been well discussed for many years. While non-medical professionals may not understand the pathophysiology of these diseases, most people can appreciate that they are harmful conditions which require treatment. Worldwide, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is estimated to affect more than 1 billion people; so why is nobody talking about it?

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