Star-gazing techniques used to detect cancerous moles

Source: Open Access Government, February 2021

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) scheme has funded a project which uses technology that takes surveys of the night sky to detect early signs of cancerous moles.

The University of Southampton has partnered with the Oxford University NHS Trust to demonstrate that astronomical techniques can be used to detect, classify and track the evolution of moles from routine NHS imaging.

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