04 December 2013
Vol 5, Issue 214

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ONLINE COVER At the Point of Care. Rapid, on-site testing for infectious disease is crucial to furthering global health, as shown on the cover, where a woman is administered the Flash Test for HIV. In this week’s issue of Science Translational Medicine Watkins et al. describe a microfluidic CD4+ and CD8+ T cell counter, also for HIV, which aims to lower the cost and improve the function of point-of-care diagnostics. In a related Editorial, Bill Gates emphasizes the role of innovation and the need for continued funding of basic and translational research in fueling such global health–changing discoveries. [CREDIT: G. CORNIER/SIPA/NEWSCOM]