• Researchers collected six blood samples each from 56 volunteers and sent half of them them up in a “hobbyist drone” to fly around for 40 minutes. There were no noticeable differences between those samples that took the flight and those that stayed earthbound.
  • When blood samples are shaken up, blood cells can die or coagulate, making tests less reliable.
  • The next step is to launch a pilot study in Africa, where drone-based sample transport could directly lead to better medical care.

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