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Stanford bioengineers develop a 20-cent, hand-powered centrifuge

Inspired by a whirligig toy, Stanford bioengineers have developed an ultra-low-cost, human-powered blood centrifuge. With rotational speeds of up to 125,000 revolutions per minute, the device separates blood plasma from red cells in 1.5 minutes, no electricity required. A centrifuge is critical for detecting diseases such as malaria, African sleeping sickness, HIV and tuberculosis. This low-cost version will enable precise diagnosis and treatment in the poor, off-the-grid regions where these diseases are most prevalent.

 

Vikram Patel: a hero in the global mental health movement

Vikram Patel, PhD, is one of the most recognized leaders in the global mental health movement. In a recent visit to Stanford for two days of presentations and meetings, Dr. Patel discussed the enormous challenges and opportunities of global mental health.

 

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From the CIGH Director

Welcome back to campus for those who took summer break. There has been tremendous activity in global health at Stanford...Moreover, we are all excited about last week's announcement from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to improve global health and galvanize medical science around disruptive innovation. >>

 

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