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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.

Praise for “lab coat superstars”

The “lab-coat superstars” of biomedical science have delivered for the country during the pandemic, said Lord Bethell.

Trending – Biomedical Science Day

Biomedical Science Day was trending on social media yesterday and was in the top 10 on Twitter from 7.30am.

“Tumour-uninformed” blood test

A team of scientists has evaluated the first “tumour-uninformed” test that detects cancer DNA circulating in the blood of patients following treatment.

Ultrasonically oscillating biopsy needles

Modifying a biopsy needle to vibrate rapidly at 30,000 times per second improves yields and could mean potentially a less painful experience for patients.

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