HIV, Syphilis Tests? There's an App for Thatby Jesse Emspak, Live Science Contributor
There are gizmos that let your smartphone read credit cards, sync with your fitness wristband and even function as a TV remote control. Now you can add "run an HIV test" to the list.
A device invented by biomedical engineers at Columbia University turns a smartphone into a lab that can test human blood for the virus that causes AIDS or the bacteria that cause syphilis. The device is a dongle that attaches to the headphone jack, and requires no separate batteries. An app on the phone reads the results.
The dongle contains a lab on a chip. It consists of a one-time-use cassette — which has tiny channels as thin as a human hair — and a pump, which is operated by a mechanical button and draws blood from an inlet through the channels.
And to think that Tokyo won the bid for the 2020 Olympics is simply baffling.
Ex-adviser to Abe praises apartheid as means of immigration control
By Elaine Lies and Takashi Umekawa - Japan Today
A former adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has praised apartheid as a model for how Japan could expand immigration, prompting the government’s top spokesman on Friday to emphasise that Japan’s immigration policy was based on equality.
South Africa slams newspaper column praising apartheid
South Africa has protested after a prominent columnist in leading right-wing newspaper in Japan praised racial segregation under apartheid as a model for Japanese immigration policy, the paper said Sunday.