MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS: Space-age planet mapping technique could be used to help fight cancer

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 24/4/2018

Description

It's a space-age technique normally used to map the surface of Mars.

 

But now scientists at the University of Manchester are putting it to another, more down to earth, use - helping to fight cancer.

 

Specialists from the university and the Manchester Cancer Research Centre hope the precise number-crunching method - known as a machine learning approach - will help assess the effectiveness of tumour treatments.

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TitleSpace-age planet mapping technique could be used to help fight cancer
Media name/outletManchester Evening News
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date24/04/18
DescriptionIt's a space-age technique normally used to map the surface of Mars.

But now scientists at the University of Manchester are putting it to another, more down to earth, use - helping to fight cancer.

Specialists from the university and the Manchester Cancer Research Centre hope the precise number-crunching method - known as a machine learning approach - will help assess the effectiveness of tumour treatments.
URLhttps://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/space-age-planet-mapping-technique-14568799
PersonsJames O'Connor, Neil Thacker, Paul Tar