Experimental field test for nutrient deficiency

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Experimental field test for nutrient deficiency

Georgia Tech researchers have developed a test that detects deadly zinc deficiencies in a single drop of the blood. The test could be made compact enough so that many fit in an aid worker’s pocket. It could help expose broad malnutrition in crisis regions. Credit: Georgia Tech / Brice Zimmerman / Allison Carter / image rights suitable for embedding YouTube link

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Research, Biotechnology, Health, Bioengineering, Genetics, Engineering, Life Sciences and Biology
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zinc deficiency, zinc, micronutrient, micronutrients, Starvation, Malnutrition, malnutrition screen, diet, crisis response planning, crisis management, refugee crisis, Developing world diseases, Developing World, hunger, Hunger and health, hunger eradication, hunger in America, plasmids, plasmid DNA
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  • Created By: Ben Brumfield
  • Created On: Sep 25, 2019 - 2:12pm
  • Last Updated: Sep 25, 2019 - 2:12pm