Schematic of Novel Sickle Cell Disease Testing Device (image) University of Connecticut Share Print E-Mail Caption Schematic of how a novel sickle cell disease testing platform developed at the University of Connecticut works with a smartphone. A blood sample is placed between two magnets and then is illuminated by an LED for imaging by the smartphone camera. Sickle cells respond differently to the magnetic field than healthy cells and can be seen on the phone's primary screen. Credit Image courtesy of Tasoglu Lab. Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.