Tech news: May

This month's top tech news stories

High testosterone in men and increased risk of melanoma

Melanoma skin cancer is the fifth most common cancer in the UK, with around 16,200 people diagnosed each year.

HIV treatment helps prevent active TB

Antiretroviral treatment (ART) reduces the risk of developing active tuberculosis (TB) in people also infected with HIV-1, by dampening the activation of the body’s immune response.

AI for blood vessel anomalies and eye disease

An international team of scientists has developed an artificial intelligence (AI) platform that could one day be used in a system to assess vascular diseases that are characterised by the abnormal condition of blood vessels.

What's hot and what's not

What's hot and what's not this month 

Multiple myeloma blood test

A new method makes it easier to follow the progression of the blood cancer multiple myeloma, it is claimed.

Medical imaging dimensionality mismatch

In medical imaging, 3D images are typically displayed on a 2D monitor.

Updated Cochrane review for Covid-19 rapid tests

Cochrane, a global independent network that gathers and summarises the best evidence from research to help informed health decision-making, has published an updated systematic review assessing rapid tests for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 infection.

“Sweat sticker” to diagnose cystic fibrosis

A novel skin-mounted sticker absorbs sweat and then changes colour to provide an accurate, easy-to-read diagnosis of cystic fibrosis within minutes.

Colour pop Friday

The blood science staff at Scarborough Hospital have taken to wearing their brightest clothes on Fridays.