“Rare cells capable of transforming into blood cancer”

Dysfunction involving an unusual type of thymocyte cell found in small amounts in every person may be the reason why some people develop a form of leukaemia called T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (T-ALL), it is claimed.

Covid-19 fattens body cells to fuel viral takeover

The virus that causes COVID-19 performs a takeover of the body’s fat-processing system, creating cellular storehouses of fat empowering the virus to hijack the body’s molecular machinery and cause disease.

Infectious periods in vaccinated individuals

They found that in the majority of young, healthy and vaccinated adults, the infectious period for SARS-CoV-2 is limited, with only 17% remaining positive beyond five days.

UTIs and bacterial shapeshifting behaviour

Scientists are using state-of-the-art microscopy to pinpoint how these bacteria spread and multiply.

Nanopore sequencing for rare genetic disorders

This sequencing is a third-generation scalable technology that enables direct, real-time analysis of long DNA or RNA fragments.

Large-scale data integration

The algorithm uses microbial interaction networks to effectively integrate data from different populations.

Genetic test can diagnose immune system disorders

They found that many patients had inherited a genetic defect that caused a disorder in their immune system.

Early disease detection using DNA droplets

Using these miRNAs as molecular input, the droplets can give a DNA logic computing output through physical DNA droplet phase separation.

Pupil size to diagnose neurological diseases

The app uses a near-infrared camera, which is built into newer smartphones for facial recognition, along with a regular selfie camera to track how a person’s pupil changes in size.