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.

Novel Covid test

A new rapid test has been developed that is 98.3% accurate for positive COVID-19 tests and 96% for negative tests.

Focus on... autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease

Kamila Orzechowska, a final-year student at Coventry University, looks at the role of epidermal growth factor receptors and microbial infections in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease.

From animals to humans...

Dawn Alderson gives a personal account of her career change in the middle of the pandemic.

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