Tech news: October

This month's top tech news stories

How long to recover from deficient sleep?

After seven days of recovery from a 10-day period of deficient sleep, participants in a small study had fully recovered their pre-sleep deprivation reaction speed, but not any other measures of function.

Under the microscope: chronic allograft dysfunction

What is chronic allograft dysfunction (CLAD)?

A range of pathologies that cause a transplanted lung to not achieve or maintain normal function. CLAD manifests as airflow restriction or obstruction.

Evolutionary changes in brain development

A new study has evidence that nearly half of these so-called human accelerated regions (HARs) have played an important role in rewriting the course of human brain development.

Are healthcare workers more likely to get Covid-19 at home?

The study involved surveying all of the employees at Hadassah Medical Centre back in March, before the delta variant arrived.

Type 1 diabetes blood test

Current screening methods to identify those who are at risk are costly and logistically difficult.

Turning normal cells into cancer cells

Previous studies have achieved this only by using powerful viral factors that are not common in human cancers.

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.