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Tech news: July

This month's top tech news stories

Decreased testing could lead to STI surge

Screening and testing for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the US decreased by 63% for men and 59% for women during the early months of the pandemic.

Under the microscope: The Tsimané

This month: The Tsimané

Cities have unique microbiome fingerprints

Each city has its own unique microbiome – a “fingerprint” of viruses and bacteria that uniquely identify it, according to a new study from an international consortium of researchers.

Diagnose crohn’s with an engineered organism

Researchers have engineered a bacterium with the necessary capabilities for diagnosing a human disease.

What's hot and what's not

What's hot and what's not – July 2021. 

AI to predict lung cancer risk

An artificial intelligence (AI) programme accurately predicts the risk that lung nodules detected on screening CT will become cancerous, according to a new study.

On-chip PCR could speed diagnosis in pandemics

Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) has been the gold standard for diagnosis during the COVID-19 pandemic.

First blood biomarker for myocarditis

Scientists have identified the first blood biomarker for myocarditis – a cardiac disease that is often misdiagnosed as myocardial infarction.

Detecting childhood TB earlier

Researchers have developed a highly sensitive blood test that can find traces of the bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB) in infants a year before they develop the disease.

At the heart of healthcare

We should celebrate the one billion tests that highly skilled biomedical scientists and laboratory staff perform every year.

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