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Feb 22, 2024

New treatments are emerging for type-1 diabetes

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

The trick is to outsmart the immune system.

Feb 22, 2024

What is Lynch syndrome, the hereditary condition that raises bowel cancer risk before 50?

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

“Lynch syndrome also known as HNPCC (Hereditary Non-Polyposis Colorectal Cancer) is an autosomal dominant condition that increases the risk of developing certain cancers, particularly bowel cancer. It results from mutations in genes that help to correct errors during DNA replication. Lynch syndrome patients have a higher incidence of bowel cancer in their lifetime and such other cancers as endometrial, ovarian, stomach and urinary tract cancers. These patients have an earlier presentation, i.e. younger age group. People with this condition face a much higher risk of developing colorectal cancer at ages below 50 years. This underscores the need for an early diagnosis through screening and surveillance in individuals having Lynch syndrome so that it can be detected rather earlier when it would be more easily treatable,” says Dr Tanveer Abdul Majeed, Consultant, Surgical Oncology, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital Navi Mumbai.

“To effectively tackle Lynch syndrome-related cancers, early detection is vital. Screening protocols typically involve genetic testing to identify individuals at risk and surveillance measures, such as regular colonoscopies, starting at a younger age. Genetic counselling plays a pivotal role in Lynch syndrome management, providing affected individuals and their families with personalized risk assessments, guidance on screening strategies, and support in making informed decisions regarding preventive measures, including prophylactic surgery,” says Dr Kanuj Malik, Sr. Consultant-Surgical Oncology, Yatharth Hospitals.

Feb 22, 2024

Analog Computers May Work Better Using Spin Than Light

Posted by in category: computing

Spin waves offer a new approach to digital computing’s counterpart.

Feb 22, 2024

How flying taxis could go mainstream

Posted by in categories: innovation, internet

Flying taxis could even replace short-haul flights, but certification and new digital infrastructure must happen first.

Feb 22, 2024

Manufacturing 2050

Posted by in categories: futurism, innovation

Traceability and Compliance: In an era where transparency and accountability are paramount, metrology will contribute to the traceability of products throughout the supply chain. This is crucial for compliance with regulations and standards, as well as for addressing concerns related to product recalls and safety.

The Future is Metrology!

The manufacturing landscape of 2050 will be shaped by a convergence of technologies that optimize processes, enhance efficiency, and reduce environmental impact. In this transformative journey, metrology emerges as a key enabler, ensuring the precision, reliability, and quality of products in an increasingly complex and interconnected manufacturing ecosystem. As we look towards the future, the role of metrology will continue to evolve, driving innovation and setting new standards for the manufacturing industry.

Feb 22, 2024

Predictive Quality

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

One possible solution: Predictive Quality. With this approach, the quality of components is predicted in parallel with the process using AI models – based on production data acquired at high frequency. This enables 100% checks, reduces non-productive times and detects process errors at an early stage.

Predictive Quality – What Is It?

When we talk about ‘predictive quality’ we mean the approach of predicting component quality in parallel with the process. The resulting component quality is derived from current production data, for example using an artificial neural network (ANN).

Feb 22, 2024

RX Solutions Unveils Advanced Compact X-Ray CT Scanner

Posted by in category: futurism

Like all RX Solutions machines, the EasyTom-L is designed and assembled in Annecy, France and the radioprotection cabinet is made with recycled lead.

High-Performance Tomography Accessible To All

RX Solutions specializes in offering powerful and versatile CT scanners that are accessible to a large audience and capable of analyzing components with various sizes and geometries at very high resolution. The Easytom-L exemplifies this commitment to excellence, versatility, and accessibility, further distinguishing RX Solutions as an emerging leader in the field of industrial CT.

Feb 22, 2024

How do whales sing? Lab experiments suggest their voice boxes have a unique feature

Posted by in category: futurism

Whales sing loud enough that the sound travels through the ocean. But how they do that has been a mystery.

Feb 22, 2024

A private U.S. moon lander has reached low lunar orbit, a day ahead of attempting to land

Posted by in category: space travel

On Thursday, flight controllers in Houston will lower the spacecraft’s orbit and attempt a landing near the moon’s south pole.

Feb 22, 2024

Billion-Dollar Space Startup Begins Tests Targeting Orbital Junk

Posted by in category: satellites

For more than a decade, an abandoned piece of a Japanese rocket has been speeding uncontrolled around Earth, at risk of colliding with active satellites and causing havoc in orbit.

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