Fidget Spinner Diagnoses Infections

The fidget spinner toy craze took the world by storm — a small, boomerang-shaped gadget that rotates hypnotically around a ball bearing with a flick of the fingers. South Korean researchers have used this addictive toy as inspiration for a new point of care diagnostic device for detecting infections.

Bacterial pathogens cause an enormous medical and economic burden globally — a problem worsened by…



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River D'Almeida, Ph.D

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