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Title:Fluorescence Microscopy Using A Recycled Paper Scanner
Author(s):Gallegos, Dustin; Hislop, Lillian; Xi, ZhanHo
Subject(s):Consumer electronics -- Reuse
Sustainable design
Abstract:Fluorescence microscopy is a technique widely used in medical practice and research to detect proteins and cell cultures, allowing doctors to diagnose malaria, skin cancer and other diseases, the students said. Biological specimens are labeled with fluorescence to visually track them, so scientists can monitor how tissues grow or test if certain types of cells are present. The typical computer scanner has a lens, lamp and mirror, which are also the basic components for a microscope. A fluorescence microscope essentially works the same way as a scanner, by shining a light and then analyzing the reflected light. The team engineered the scanner with lenses and filters necessary to read and interpret the fluorescent signals. The three person team was from the University of Illinois. The project won the Silver award in the Reuse category.
Issue Date:2012
Publisher:Champaign, IL : Illinois Sustainable Technology Center
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-04-01

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