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Tech news: October

This month's top tech news stories

How long to recover from deficient sleep?

After seven days of recovery from a 10-day period of deficient sleep, participants in a small study had fully recovered their pre-sleep deprivation reaction speed, but not any other measures of function.

Under the microscope: chronic allograft dysfunction

What is chronic allograft dysfunction (CLAD)?

A range of pathologies that cause a transplanted lung to not achieve or maintain normal function. CLAD manifests as airflow restriction or obstruction.

Evolutionary changes in brain development

More than 3000 regions in the human genome are very different to those in the genome of any other mammals, including our closest primate relatives.

Are healthcare workers more likely to get Covid-19 at home?

A team of researchers from Israel has found evidence that suggests healthcare workers are more likely to become infected with COVID-19 at home than at work. 

Type 1 diabetes blood test

A new paper has been published by a global collaborative group on developing a simplified blood test that increases the overall screening efficiency for type 1 diabetes.

Turning normal cells into cancer cells

There is new evidence that normal human fibroblast cells can be converted to specific cancer cells using only factors that are commonly detected in actual human patients.

Will Covid certificates work?

The lack of global standards for coronavirus certificates is a key barrier to their successful implementation around the world, a new report warns.

Fridge-free vaccines

US nanoengineers have developed COVID-19 vaccine candidates that do not need cold-chain distribution.

Tech news: September

This month's top tech news stories

Precise isolation of circulating tumour cells

A novel hydrodynamic structure has been proposed to achieve one-step and label-free isolation of circulating tumour cells (CTCs) and cell-leukocyte fusion cells (CFCs) from whole blood.

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