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.

Tech news: August


Innovative Collaboration

Is long Covid linked to Epstein-Barr virus?

The symptoms – such as fatigue, brain fog, and rashes – occur in approximately 30% of patients after initial recovery.

Test distinguishes SARS-CoV-2

Initial results show it can distinguish between antibodies produced in response to SARS-CoV-2 and four other coronaviruses with 100% accuracy.

Diagnose bacterial infections in less than an hour

They say the handheld device can produce accurate, reliable results in less than an hour.