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.

Non-invasive imaging

Scientists have identified visual changes in the bone marrow caused by acute myeloid leukaemia. The imaging technique used is now being tested in hospitals to see if it could help predict whether different treatments will be effective in individual patients.

One fat cell subtype responds to insulin stimulation

The findings, from a team at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, may be relevant for future treatments of metabolic diseases such as Type 2 diabetes.

CRISPR treatment for blood diseases

The one-time gene editing treatment, known as CTX001, which was discovered and developed by Vertex Pharmaceuticals and CRISPR Therapeutics, has been given to 22 patients – 15 with transfu

Brain cancer liquid biopsy

New testing technology – the Dxcover Liquid Biopsy – has been shown to be effective even in the earlier days of cancer growth, at a smaller volume and lower stage.

Microscopic imaging without a microscope

The technology – which is called Seq-Scope – enables a researcher to see every gene expressed, as well as single cells and structures within those cells, at incredibly high resolution: 0.

Urine test to detect brain tumours

As a diagnostic biomarker of cancerous tumours, microRNAs have recently received considerable attention.

“Low omega-3 index is strong predictor of early death”

The claim is rooted in data pulled and analysed from the Framingham study – one of the longest-running studies in the world.

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