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Chris Edwards is a freelance technology writer.

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Test expands reach as quality concerns take hold

Test expands reach as quality concerns take hold

While concern over the cost of test is changing attitudes to when and how it’s done, the cost of failure means that we’re now testing everything, everywhere.

Analysis: ‘Training’ nanoparticles to target tumours

Analysis: ‘Training’ nanoparticles to target tumours

Researchers have used two common characteristics of cancer cells to help nanoparticles home in on them and, if developed successfully for medical use, show up tumours much more clearly on MRI scans than has been possible so far

RFID tags along with the Internet of Things

RFID tags along with the Internet of Things

RFID was the prototype for the entity-connected domains now being brought into the Internet of Things – but are the two technologies necessarily destined to contend with each other? Renewed interest in RFID suggests that it still has an important part to play.

Report calls for chief engineers for hospitals’ tech

Report calls for chief engineers for hospitals’ tech

25 July 2014

A report from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers has called for hospital trusts to take more seriously the challenges of keeping increasingly-complex equipment in order, to avoid cancelled operations and avoidable patient death and injuries.

Twin chemical signals direct MRI enhancers to tumours

Twin chemical signals direct MRI enhancers to tumours

17 July 2014

Researchers at Imperial College London have used two common characteristics of cancer cells to help nanoparticles home in on them and, if developed successfully for medical use, show-up tumours much more clearly on MRI scans than is currently possible.

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