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‘Systemic ageism’ link to cancer survival failures: Tech & Science Daily podcast

University College London research suggests Britain’s behind other countries on cancer survival  (Alamy/PA)
University College London research suggests Britain’s behind other countries on cancer survival (Alamy/PA)

University College London research suggests Britain’s behind other countries on cancer survival amid campaigners’ claims “systemic ageism” means older patients may not receive lifesaving treatment.

According to the study, published in The Lancet Oncology, NHS deployment of chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments is considerably lower than comparable countries, notably for older patients.

Research suggests patients over 85 are four times more likely to secure chemotherapy in Australia than Britain.

A new AI eye-tracking feature unveiled by Chinese phone giant Honor at Mobile Phone Congress in Barcelona can detect exactly a user’s looking on-screen, allowing control of a devices with the eyes rather than fingers.

Hardware manufacturer Lenovo has been demonstrating a prototype laptop with a see-through screen to create an augmented reality depth-perception effect.

Some three years after that Cybertruck unveiling stunt where Elon Musk smashed the vehicle’s window, it seems security’s improved somewhat.

A would-be thief’s failed attempt to break into the EV 4x4 was caught on video, along with the suspect’s uncovered face as its camera system was set to ‘Sentry Mode’.

Research by UCL Institute of Ophthalmology and Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust suggests sight loss in some inherited eye diseases may be caused by gut bacteria, and could potentially be treated with antibiotics.

A galaxy resembling our own Milky Way - but packed with many more stars - has been spotted by Nasa’s James Webb Space Telescope.

The galaxy, named ZF-UDS-7329, is believed to have formed 13 billion years ago.

Researchers at the University of York have found butterflies that mimic each others’ colour patterns have also evolved similar flight behaviours to avoid being eaten by predators.

Spanish authorities are investigating how influencers arranged a damaging treasure hunt that caused protected sand dunes in a nature reserve to be dug up.

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