Tech news: January 2022

This month's top tech news stories

Fighting blood diseases with artificial intelligence

A team from Helmholtz Munich has developed the largest open access database on microscopic images of bone marrow cells to date. It consists of more than 170,000 single-cell images from over 900 patients with various blood diseases.

Under the microscope: AB569 AD Bactericidal Agent

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Detecting tumour cell death after novel therapy

Recently, a promising therapeutic virus that selectively kills cancer cells while sparing normal tissue has sparked hope for treating aggressive brain tumours.

30 minute UTI test

Every year, over 100 million people are diagnosed with UTIs, with the infections responsible for more than 22% of the UK’s antibiotic prescriptions.

Interactive COVID-19 risk tool

Based on estimates provided by 26 international experts, the graphic shows the different pathways that may be taken by the virus that causes COVID-19 when it transfers between two people.

An optoacoustic endoscopic probe

Optoacoustic imaging is a promising diagnostic technique that could find applications in a range of screening tasks.

Compact CRISPR system for portable COVID-19 testing

The platform, developed by a team from King Abdullah University of Science & Technology in Saudi Arabia, uses a miniature form of the Cas13 protein that some microbes use to defend th

Vaccine blood clot mystery solved?

Scientists led by a team from Arizona State University, Cardiff University and others worked with AstraZeneca to investigate vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia (VITT), als

Here to help: Looking at topping up

As upholder of professional standards of knowledge and training in biomedical science, the IBMS often hears criticism about non-accredited universities failing to inform their students ab

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Veterinary webinars

Horiba has launched free medical veterinary webinars on its website.