Surgical Duct Tape Quickly Seals Intestinal Leaks

Researchers at MIT have created a surgical tape that can seal leaks and tears in the intestine. The off-the-shelf product has been designed to replace sutures, which are difficult to sew in the gut and can cause scarring or leaking.

Scientists Say They have Created a Blood Test for Detecting Early Lung Cancer

Scientists in China say they are well on their way to developing what would be an important achievement in medicine…a blood test that can detect the early stages of the most common form of lung cancer. In a new study in February 2022, they have shown evidence that the test was over 90% accurate in identifying these tumors in samples taken from real life patients. However, more research, including clinical trials, will be needed before this test will be able to reach the public.