Young Turk revolutionizes diagnostics with smartphone imaging

Getting sick is no fun anywhere, but relief is close at hand in the industrialized world. Lab results come within hours, diagnosis is quick, treatment is prescribed.

For sick people in remote villages around the globe, though, the story is completely different. The nearest lab might require a journey of many days. Aydogan Ozcan would like to put a modern diagnostics lab into every corner of the world by turning ordinary smartphones into low-cost but high-powered microscopes.