Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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sickle cell scanner

ditch the disease and leave the scannin' to us
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Maybe we could make a palm held scanner that would test for sickle cell enimia by using a household scanner. Maybe if the electric could get tuned up a bit, it could wash the sickle out and onto a zip disk. This remarkable device could also double as a lave lamp, toaster, and plastic chewy bon-b
spalding, Jun 27 2000


       Do you have any idea how sickle-cell disease really works? It's a genetic disease, autosomal dominant -- you can't "wash the sickle out." High risk newborns (i.e., parents with sickle-cell trait or SC disease) are already screened for this -- so in that sense, this is baked.
djanaba, Apr 11 2001

       'anemia', 'lava-lamp', 'bon-bon'.
StarChaser, Apr 11 2001

       More like "inane-mia"
bristolz, Feb 09 2002

       On the random button again, bristolz? Yeah, I kind of thought so too...
StarChaser, Feb 10 2002

       Yes <sheepishly>
bristolz, Feb 12 2002

       Nothing wrong with the random button, it helps bring old ideas to people's attention. (Although in this case, it's hardly worth it.) (Of course, if you're only picking random because you've already annotated every idea in "recent", maybe not so good.)
pottedstu, Feb 12 2002

       You're right . . . this one wasn't worth it. But, there was too much prune going on in the "recent" area.
bristolz, Feb 12 2002


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