NEW YORK (360Dx) – With a three-year, $1.8 million grant from the US National Institutes of Health, researchers from the University of Cincinnati and the University of Illinois at Chicago are collaborating to develop a portable microscale platform to detect toxic metals in a drop of blood within around 10 minutes.

The platform would allow for rapid detection of metals such as manganese and lead, neurotoxins that can affect cognitive development and neuromotor function.

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