DETECTING EBOLA

SIMPLE PAPER STRIP OFFERS QUICK DIAGNOSIS
Existing diagnostic tests for Ebola take at least a day or two to yield results, preventing health care workers from quickly determining whether a patient needs immediate treatment and isolation. A new test from MIT -- a simple paper strip similar to a pregnancy test -- can diagnose Ebola, as well as other viral hemorrhagic fevers such as yellow fever and dengue fever, within 10 minutes.

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INNOVATION

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What we really ought to be thinking about is fuel consumption, measured in gallons per mile—not the customary miles per gallon…