Lucence raises $20 million Series A for its non-invasive cancer screening technology

Lucence Diagnostics, a genomic medicine startup that develops non-invasive tests for cancer screening, announced today that it has raised a $20 million Series A led by IHH Healthcare, one of the world’s largest integrated private healthcare groups. Other participants included SGInnovate and returning investors Heliconia Capital (a subsidiary of Temasek Holdings), Lim Kaling and Koh Boon Hwee. The round will be used for scaling Lucence’s labs, hiring and making its products commercially available to more patients in Asia and North America. The funding will also support two prospective clinical trials. One will focus on its technology’s sensitivity to actionable variables in late-stage cancer patients, while the other will evaluate its use for early-stage detection in several types of cancer, including …

This is How Fast a CT Machine Spins at Max Speed

I only know three things about CT machines: They’re loud, they’re expensive, and the images they produce can be useful to people far smarter than me. And after watching this, I now know they spin incredibly fast (considering how heavy the components inside appear to be). According to the YouTube description this is a Canon Aquilion going at full speed with its cover off. A technician was doing some small repairs on this CT and the hospital staff asked if they could take it for a spin while it’s cover plate was removed.Clearly balancing the weight distribution inside the machine is quite important! Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

The Side Effects of Vaccines How High is the Risk?

Vaccines are one of our best tools to prevent dangerous diseases, but they come with side effects. So would it be safer not to vaccinate? For a list of sources Kurzgesagt used in this video, click here. Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

The Incredible Story of the Identical Twins Who Look Nothing Alike

Adam and Neil Pearson are identical twins, but you’d never know it from looking at them. Although they share the same DNA, their appearances are vastly different; each suffers from neurofibromatosis, a rare genetic disorder that has affected them in divergent ways. They tell their story in this deeply moving short documentary. “The Pearson Twins” was directed by Jonathan Braue ( Read more here. Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways