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Read our COVID-19 research and news.
- The microscope, a mainstay of most laboratories, gets a makeover. Enter the age of AI- and deep-learning-powered microscopes.
- Liquid gold: Simple blood tests can detect one or more cancers years before symptoms.
- COVID-19 vaccines are coming. But first diagnostic tests are need to stave off the pandemic and buy time until they do.
- Only 30%-40% of cancer patients respond to immune checkpoint inhibitor (CPI) therapies. Intestinal bugs might boost this rate—if the right microbes or metabolites can be identified.
- The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the use of telemedicine. Time will tell if its popularity will last.
- Microbiomics goes meta: Scientists are using the DNA of all the microbes in entire ecosystems to sequence and identify new bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
- By viewing traffic accidents as though they were a disease that could be cured, China has come a long way in reducing them.
- A cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) machine for all: National centers enable researchers more access to this technology.
- Bioprinting—using 3D printing technology to create living tissues and organs—are now entering labs. Next stop: the operating room.
- Quantum technology has arrived. Find out how quantum computing will come soon to a lab near you.