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MAGNETS ISOLATE CIRCULATING TUMOUR CELLS

Scientists claim that magnets could be used in the body to detect tumour cells that other diagnostic techniques might miss.

Predicting HIV transmission

Computer simulations can accurately predict the transmission of HIV across populations, say US scientist.

“CANCEROUS CELLS WORK TOGETHER TO INFILTRATE THE BRAIN”

The researchers investigated a type of childhood brain tumour called diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG).

ATOMISING DISINFECTANTS FOR HOSPITALS

The device works on a range of disinfectants that have never been atomised before, such as Triethylene glycol (TEG).

HOW WELL DO CANCER DRUGS HIT THEIR TARGETS?

It shows individual cancer cells in a tumour in real time, revealing which cells interact with the drug and which cells the drug fails to reach.

$32M FOR AI DRUGS DISCOVERY START-UP

Verge Genomics has been launched with the aim of using artificial intelligence to dramatically accelerate drug discovery.

Perioperative red blood cell transfusions

Researchers used the American College of Surgery National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database to analyse outcomes from 750,937 patients who underwent surgical procedures in 2014

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Group b strep awareness

Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a normal bacterium which is carried by 20% t0 40% of adults, most commonly in the gut, and for up to 25% of women in the vagina, usually without symptoms or

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HPV primary screening

In coming to this decision, NHS England has taken advice and support from the IBMS, the Royal College of Pathologists and the British Association for Cytopathology.

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