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With the help of powerful new tools, laboratory and pathology experts gain better footing in the uphill battle against cancer and infectious diseases. Keep reading to find out how deep learning AI models generate increasingly reliable forecasts for tumour patient outcomes. Interdisciplinary collaboration in tumour boards is expanded, as is the use of genetic analysis techniques for disease assessment.

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Article • AI provides prognostic information

Next-generation deep learning models predict cancer survival

Deaths from cancer are currently estimated at 10 million each year worldwide. Conventional cancer staging systems aim to categorize patients into different groups with distinct outcomes. ‘However, even within a specific stage, there is often ...

Article • Patient care

Molecular Tumour Board for better decision-making

As more genomic alterations become targets for therapy, health institutions and hospitals are creating specialist Molecular Tumour Boards to support better decision-making for patient care. This evolving team, and its role, was highlighted in a ...

Article • Prediction for breast, ovarian, cervical, and endometrial carcinoma

New test detects four women’s cancers from cervical screening samples

What if a test analysing cervical cells from a gynaecological swab could be used to detect four different female cancers at an early stage and also predict cancer risk over a healthy woman's lifetime? Researchers at the EUTOPS Institute in ...

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News • Infection control

Legionnaire's disease: genetic analysis key to understanding risk

Routine sampling of water supplies and genomic sequencing of Legionella bacteria could play a key role in identifying the source of Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks, research suggests.

Article • Alternative to open surgical procedures gains traction

The future of minimally invasive interventions

In the future, many types of open surgeries will be replaced with minimally invasive interventions, predicts Kevin Cleary, PhD, engineering lead at the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Hospital, and ...

Article • Keratoplasty

Corneal transplantation surgery: AI for an eye

Many consider our eyes to be the windows to the soul. Yet the cornea, the panes of these windows, sometimes need significant repair. Friso Heslinga, PhD, created artificial intelligence models to support surgeons in one of the oldest and most common ...

News • Biomarker research

Alzheimer's: blood test detects beta-amyloid

Researchers from Japan have developed a method to detect build-up of amyloid β in the brain, a characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease, from biomarkers in blood samples.

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Article • Lab equipment

LabBook - Your guide to laboratory and pathology equipment in Europe

LabBook provides an overview of European laboratory systems. Whether you are about to set up a new lab or want to replace existing equipment, LABBook will help you make smart investment decisions to boost efficiency and productivity in your lab.

 

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