App Calculates Risk of Postponing Cancer Care During COVID-19 PandemicNews
A team from The University of Michigan has created the "OncCOVID app". This new app draws on global cancer and coronavirus data to create an individualized mortality risk assessment for receiving immediate versus delayed cancer treatment.Read more
A New Computer Model Can Predict The Age of Your BrainNews
Scientists have trained a computer to analyse different types of brain scan and predict the age of the human brain, according to a new study in the open-access journal eLife.
Magic Six Feet Not Enough To Prevent SARS-CoV-2 Transmission in a Light BreezeNews
Airborne transmission of viruses, like the virus causing COVID-19, is not well understood, but a good baseline for study is a deeper understanding of how particles travel through the air when people cough. Even in a slight breeze of 4 kph, saliva travels 18 feet in 5 seconds.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is the ability of microorganisms to resist the killing capacity of antimicrobial drugs, a worryingly increasing problem. This article explores the science behind AMR, factors promoting it's spread and techniques to detect it. Looking to the future, ways to combat AMR and alternatives to antimicrobials are discussed.Read more
Why Are COVID-19 Scientists So Interested in What We Flush Away? Could Wastewater Predict a Second Wave of SARS-CoV-2 Infections?Article
As some of the stricter COVID-19 lockdown restrictions are being eased, some have already experienced a second wave of cases. But might there be a way to predict new epicenters of infection and nip them in the bud before they are able to establish themselves and spread further? Some scientists think so, and the answer lies beneath our feet – wastewater.Read more
Venturing Into the Dark Unknown of Metabolomics With Deep LearningArticle
A continual pursuit of discovery has brought researchers to, arguably, one of the greatest challenges yet in modern science: the field of metabolomics.Read more
How Can the Internet of Things Improve Lab Research?Article
The internet of things (IoT) has been used in hospitals to track people, supplies and equipment so that they can improve workflow, reduce congestion and delays, monitor the condition of equipment and reduce the misplacement of devices. Will it have a similarly game-changing impact in research labs?Read more
Three Reasons Why Automation Can Benefit Your LaboratoryArticle
In this article, we explore how automation in the laboratory environment can give the scientist greater control over their instruments to drive up standards and quicken the experimental process.Read more