August 23, 2019

An Ingenious Microscope Could Change How Quickly Disease Is Detected

(The Atlantic) – So Prakash and his colleague Hongquan Li built a fancier microscope—a high-speed, malaria-detecting device that they’ve called Octopi. It can automatically scan entire blood-smeared slides for malaria parasites, using a neural network trained on more than 20,000 … Read More

August 20, 2019

Damaged Babies and Broken Hearts: Ukraine’s Commercial Surrogacy Industry Leaves a Trail of Disasters

(Australia Broadcasting Co) – I arrive at the Sonechko Children’s Home, a collection of rundown double-storey brick buildings in a city south east of Kiev, the Ukrainian capital. I’m here to meet a little girl I’ve been searching for over … Read More

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