FIU: Student’s chip aims to put lab testing in your pocket

FIU: Student’s chip aims to put lab testing in your pocket

FIU: Student’s chip aims to put lab testing in your pocket

The leading cause of death in the United States is heart disease, with roughly 600,000 deaths attributed to the disease every year. To remedy the trend FIU researchers are turning their attention toward a particular risk factor that has no symptoms and often goes unchecked – cholesterol levels.

Most cardiovascular conditions stem from high cholesterol. For mechanical and materials engineering Ph.D. candidate Kamran Moradi, access to cholesterol testing is needed as much as it is underdeveloped.

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