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How drones can improve medical care access
Washington Post

Drones seem perfect for quick and fast delivery of all sorts of cargo. So why not biomedical specimens?

Well, before the medical community goes down that road, researchers with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine wanted to know whether an actual drone flight, including a shaky takeoff and bumpy landing, would affect the specimens.

So they tested it in a proof-of-concept study. And they discovered that the process of flying in a drone didn’t significantly impact blood samples; the findings were published Wednesday in the journal PLOS ONE.