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Title: Detecting anthrax in the palm of your hand: applications of a smartphone microscope

Bacillus anthracis is a bacterial pathogen that causes the disease anthrax. In 2001, B. anthracis was used in a bioterrorism attack in the United States that resulted in 22 individuals becoming infected, 5 of whom died as a result of this attack. A great deal of attention has been dedicated to responding to bioterrorism events to reduce the potential loss of lives. One such area of research has focused on the development of new technologies to detect and respond to the intentional release of bacterial pathogens such as B. anthracis.
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Journal Article
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Journal Name: Atlas of Science, (November 14, 2015)
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Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
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United States
B. anthracis, anthrax, smartphone microscope, fluorescence