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    Technology turns mobile devices into medical marvels

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    Al Jazeera English

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    Imagine being able to diagnose a host of deadly and infectious diseases all using a cell phone? Engineers in California are developing ways to use mobile phones to revolutionise health care in poor countries by turning the devices into mobile microscopes that are able to help diagnose malaria, HIV, tuberculosis and other deadly infectious diseases. As part of our 'tapping into technology' series, Rob Reynolds reports from Los Angeles.