NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ878074
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
An Interview with Medical Diagnostics Scientist Bernhard Weigl
Sullivan, Megan
Science Teacher, v77 n1 p60-61 Jan 2010
Medical diagnostics help us evaluate a range of disorders, such as cancer and infectious diseases. In the United States and other developed countries, doctors have access to advanced equipment and laboratories that provide reliable diagnoses. As a result, when we are sick, we feel confident that we will get the treatment we need. Unfortunately, for many developing countries around the world, these kinds of resources do not exist. The Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH)--an international nonprofit that designs health technologies such as vaccines and diagnostics specifically for developing countries--is one organization working to change this imbalance. As a medical diagnostics scientist at PATH, Bernhard Weigl develops inexpensive, portable, user-friendly diagnostics that provide fast and reliable test results. His tools help communities with minimal health care resources get proper care and treatment.
National Science Teachers Association. 1840 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201-3000. Tel: 800-722-6782; Fax: 703-243-3924; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States