Microscope to Diagnose River Blindness Is a Winner

A team of innovators from Stanford University has invented the Onchoscope: a low-cost, customizable microscope for the diagnosis of Onchocerciasis, a condition commonly known as “river blindness”. The team has come first place and received the Steven H. Krosnick Prize (along with a $20,000 pay-out) in a competition that recognizes technologies that provide simple, cost-effective solutions to complex…



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River D'Almeida, Ph.D

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