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Can space technology speed up bowel cancer diagnosis?

By analysing colonoscopy images, the Earth Scan system identifies and characterises polyps which might be missed by human eyes Technology used to operate space telescopes is being repurposed to revolutionise bowel cancer diagnosis under a multimillion-pound initiative involving the UK Space Agency. A team of researchers at University College London hopes to drastically reduce the… Read More


Why go to the GP when you could send your health avatar instead?
The health avatar will harmonise machine learning, data analytics, and cloud technologies to make healthcare more interactive, personalised, and fulfilling Professor Iain Buchan, public health and clinical informatics researcher at the University of Liverpool, coined the term health avatar. It describes a "digital mirror" of the future, that will cultivate an accurate picture of a... Read More

Two years on from WannaCry, are NHS trusts just as vulnerable?
Paucity of funding, shortage of cyber security skills and an enlarged attack surface means the NHS remains at risk, writes David Kay When the WannaCry ransomware struck in May 2017 many organisations were caught out by what was essentially a patching issue affecting users of various versions of the Microsoft OS. There was a certain... Read More

IoT, AI and robotics to support people living with dementia

Prescription technologies could become available to dementia patients within the next decade GPs could begin prescribing a raft of new technologies tailored to people living with dementia to help them live at home for longer, researchers say. Scientists at the new £20 million Care Research & Technology Centre at Imperial College London will develop sensors,… Read More


The edge: Can we teach an old dog new tricks?
The edge has been "real" for years. What's new is the scale and scope of mission-critical edge deployments. It’s safe to say the data centre industry expects a lot from “the edge”. The short, sharp, edgy term evinces the bleeding-edge and the frontier of innovation. On the typical view edge is a (relatively) new IT... Read More


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