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It’s not going to happen today, but, someday you’ll likely turn to your smart phone for medical tests instead of the hospital. No kidding!  Scientist in Korea are in the process of developing an app to do medical tests.

There is a belief that biomolecular matter can be detected through touch screen technology.  Mind blowing, isn’t it.  Soon, instead of flipping Angry Birds around your screen, your phone could be telling you to stop that, and see your doctor.

The study findings were published in the German science journal Angewandte Chemie.

It’s more information than our meager brains can handle, but the researchers say that since phones, PDAs and other electronic devices with touch screens work by sensing the electronic charges from our bodies, biochemicals such as proteins and DNA molecules also carry specific electronic charges that should also be recognizable.

They said that “there are proteins known in the medical world like the ones used to diagnose liver cancer, and we would be able to see the liver condition of the patient.”  Now, hold on a minute.  You mean my phone might tell me to put down my scotch and head to the hospital?

When will all of this happen?  Not any time soon, but it is just around the corner.  Maybe when they come out with the iPhone 6s, it will be on there.  Doesn’t Apple develop everything else?

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