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Friday, February 12, 2016

Texas Students Attack Zika Virus With 3D Printed Test Kit

Texas Students Taking on Zika Virus-Carrying Mosquitoes with 3D Printed Test Kit (+Video)

Alec [] | February 11, 2016

Over the past few weeks the world has been shocked by the outbreak of the Zika virus. Carried by mosquitoes, it can cause microcephaly in unborn babies, leaving them with an abnormally small head and prevents their brain from developing naturally. Having already affected more than 4,000 newborn babies in Brazil alone, it’s a serious health concern. While biomedical scientists everywhere are looking for solutions, a team of students from the University of Texas are working on their own weapon: a 3D printed test kit that enables you to see if the mosquitoes in your area carry the virus.

UT Freshman Research at the University of Texas. Goal is easy-to-use, inexpensive. Suitable for Third World health workers. Student designed and produced. Source:

<more at; related links: (+Video) (UT Students developing DIY test to detect Zika in mosquitoes. February 10, 2016) and (Six cases of Zika virus confirmed in Texas. January 29, 2016)>

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