The Dutch-language blog KLOPTDATWEL? reports that the Egyptian military claims its research has led to a handheld device that can diagnose hepatitis C.
Moreover, according to the news website Egypt Independent,
Egypt’s military claims its engineers have made an “unprecedented” scientific breakthrough by developing a device that can detect AIDs and hepatitis C infections without the need to take blood samples.
An article describing the device appeared in volume 7, number 12 (2013) of the International Journal of Medical, Pharmaceutical Science and Engineering, published by the World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET), a publisher and prolific conference organizer that has long been on my list of questionable publishers.
Late Thursday, news reports also indicated that the Egyptian military had also developed a way to cure HIV and hepatitis C. It is unclear if this later claim is backed up by any journal article.
This is another example of how predatory, open-access journals are used to promote junk science. I strongly recommend against submitting papers to any of WASET’s journals and against attending its many questionable conferences