Microbiology & Virology

Tech news: July

This month's top tech news stories

Cities have unique microbiome fingerprints

Each city has its own unique microbiome – a “fingerprint” of viruses and bacteria that uniquely identify it, according to a new study from an international consortium of researchers.

What's hot and what's not

What's hot and what's not – July 2021. 

AI to predict lung cancer risk

An artificial intelligence (AI) programme accurately predicts the risk that lung nodules detected on screening CT will become cancerous, according to a new study.

On-chip PCR could speed diagnosis in pandemics

Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) has been the gold standard for diagnosis during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some personal thoughts on travel

We asked biomedical scientist and intrepid traveller Sue Alexander her plans and opinions on travel as the world starts to open up again. Here’s what she said.

Australia's battle with Covid

Professor Adrian Esterman, Chair of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University of South Australia, looks at the current situation.

Can computer games revolutionise pathology?

We look at whether gamers around the world can be pivotal in the research and innovation that forms the basis of our fight against diseases.

Dogs vs LFTs

Specially trained dogs can detect COVID-19  from sweat, which has implications for how testing takes place in a places, such as airports, explains vet and researcher, Dominique Grandjean.

All-in-one Covid surveillance test

A new type of COVID-19 testing strategy could help streamline the process of identifying cases, tracking variants and detecting co-infecting viruses, it is claimed.

Ultra-sensitive rapid diagnostic for Ebola

An interdisciplinary team of scientists has developed a highly sensitive and rapid diagnostic test for Ebola virus (EBOV) infection.

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