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Screening Platform IDs 95% Of Stage 1 Pancreatic Cancers

Posted in Medicine, Science on 30th Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

“we can greatly reduce the mortality from this disease which will soon become the second-leading cause of cancer mortality in the U.S.”

Creating Tailored Cancer Vaccines With "Plug-and-Play" Tech

Posted in Medicine, Science on 30th Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

Scientists have created a pipeline for identifying, prioritising and evaluating potential tumour antigens for the fast generation of cancer vaccines, according to a report published today in eLife.

A Laser-powered Upgrade To Radiotherapy Cancer Treatment

Posted in Hardware, Medicine, Science on 26th Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

A new research venture pairs cutting-edge particle accelerator science and radiation therapy.

Blood Tests Can Detect Persistent Lung Cancer, According To Cambridge University Researchers

Posted in Medicine on 26th Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

'By trying to develop a blood test to help doctors predict whether a lung cancer might come back or not, we will increase the chance of curing more people.'

Paving The Way: How Biopsies Are Offering Hope To Children With Aggressive Brain Tumours

Posted in Medicine on 26th Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

"It wasn’t until about 10 years ago that we started collecting biopsies in the clinic” explains Jones. And it’s this change in practice that’s led us to where we are today."

Cancer Research UK Unveils Ambitious New Strategy 

Posted in Medicine on 26th Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

Cancer Research UK (CRUK) has pledged to increase the amount of prevention research it conducts, as part of its new strategy.

Study Shows The Need To Improve How Scientists Approach Early-stage Cancer Research

Posted in Medicine, Science on 26th Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

It's important to get preclinical findings right. When they are wrong, scientists waste resources pursuing false leads. Worse, false findings can trigger clinical studies with humans.

Precision Navigation Systems Startup Interview

Posted in Hardware, Interviews, Online, Software on 4th Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

Meet Precision Navigation Systems, a startup that provides precise GPS positioning for robots, drones, and IoT devices.

Sfera Technologies Startup Interview

Posted in Hardware, Interviews, Science on 4th Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

Sfera Technologies is a startup to enable satellite data to get back to Earth and be used as soon as it's needed.

Ukraine Invasion Could Delay ExoMars Rover Mission By Two Years

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

Deteriorating relations between Russia and Europe mean the joint ESA/Roscosmos ExoMars rover mission faces a launch delay that could set back its Red Planet landing by at least two years.

Linking Cancer, Schizophrenia And MS To Viral Infections

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

A study has discovered a new link between bladder cancer and infection with a common virus.

Mouse Study Suggests Viral Infections Can Lead To Autoimmune Diseases

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

"Human autoimmune disease also may occur via viral infection that gets cleared but leaves damage that can cause autoimmunity," said Wayne Yokoyama, senior author of the study.