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Apple May Be Developing Mobile Device Technology to Monitor User ’s Health and Transmit Data in Real Time
Industry analysts speculate that Apple might be planning to enter the EHR and healthcare related markets by transforming mobile technologies into gateway devices connected to providers’ EHR systems and patient data Imagine a mobile device that monitors vitals while connected in real-time to healthcare providers, electronic health records (EHR), and clinical laboratories. One that measures […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - November 22, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations Apple Argonaut Project biometrics Brenda Stolyar Source Type: news

Growing teeth and a backbone: Studies trace early origins of skeletal tissues
(Marine Biological Laboratory) Two new studies on the evolutionary origin of teeth and of vertebra further illuminate the human connection to marine organisms that goes back millions of years. Both studies in the little skate (Leucoraja erinacea) are published this week by Andrew Gillis and Katharine Criswell of the University of Cambridge, UK, who conduct research as Whitman Center Scientists at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Reimbursement Cuts on Lab Tests Pressure US Lab Firm Shares Reimbursement Cuts on Lab Tests Pressure US Lab Firm Shares
A federal agency on Friday rolled out deep cuts to reimbursement rates for some lab tests under Medicare, a move that could save the government as much as $3 billion over five years, but hurt margins of U.S. laboratory companies.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

$6.5B sale of Main Line laboratory products supplier is a done deal
Avantor Inc. completed its $6.5 billion acquisition of Radnor-based VWR, a global supplier of laboratory products. Going forward, VWR will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Avantor, which is based in Center Valley, Pa. VWR will maintain its presence on the Main Line. Michael Stubblefield, CEO of Avantor, will lead the combined company.  Under the terms of the deal, VWR stockholders will receive $33.25 per share in cash. VWR common stock will cease trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market on Tuesday. Manuel… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Francis Crick Institute's £700m building 'too noisy to concentrate'
Some of the 1,250 people working at the year-old laboratory say its open plan layout, designed to produce collaboration, makes it hard to focus on workIt is a£700m cathedral to biomedical science, where scientists work together to make breakthroughs in cancer, neuroscience, pandemics and genetics. But the Francis Crick Institute is not proving to be the easiest place to concentrate.A year after opening, some of the 1,250 people working at the Crick Institute, in its central London laboratory, have complained that the open plan design, intended to assist informal collaboration, means some areas set aside for thinking ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 21, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Robert Booth Tags: Science Architecture Medical research UK news Source Type: news

Promoting Good Laboratory Practices for Waived Infectious Disease and Provider-Performed Microscopy Testing
Laboratory testing at the point of patient care was documented hundreds of years ago and has greatly expanded in the last 25 years due to improvements in technology, miniaturization, and the availability of rapid tests for a wide variety of analytes and microorganisms. Since the implementation of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988, the number of non-traditional testing sites that provide testing with minimal oversight through a Certificate of Waiver (CW) or Certificate of Provider-Performed Microscopy (PPM) has increased. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - November 21, 2017 Category: Microbiology Authors: Nancy Anderson, Heather Stang Source Type: news

Two Los Alamos scientists honored by AAAS
(DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory) Prominent researchers Angel E. Garcia and Laura Smilowitz of Los Alamos National Laboratory have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a Fellow of AAAS is an honor bestowed upon Association members by their peers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vitamin D 'may help prevent development of rheumatoid arthritis'
People who consume plenty of vitamin D could lower their risk of developing rheumatoidarthritis, according to a new study. The University of Birmingham research, published in the Journal of Autoimmunity, has revealed key insights into the relationship between vitamin D and inflammatory diseases such asrheumatoid arthritis, with implications for those at risk for such conditions as well as those already affected. The vital role vitamin D plays in rheumatoid arthritis The researchers analysed samples of blood and synovial fluid from the inflamed joints of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, making this the first study to cha...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - November 21, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

NeuX, GoX Studio ink development deal for smart chronic pain stim
West Palm Beach, Fla.-based medtech firm NeuX Technologies said it inked a strategic alliance deal with GoX Studio looking to combine their technology platforms to improve treatments for chronic pain and musculoskeletal injuries. Through the deal, NeuX said it plans to combine its Interactive Neuromuscular Stimulation tech platform with GoX’s SmarWork platform to deliver improved diagnosing, treatment, measurement, monitoring and prevention for chronic pain and injuries, according to a press release. “Solutions for treating chronic pain and injuries often fail because they treat the symptoms. NeuX’s Inter...
Source: Mass Device - November 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Pain Management goxstudio neuxtechnologies Source Type: news

Reimbursement cuts on lab tests pressure U.S. lab firm shares
(Reuters) - A federal agency on Friday rolled out deep cuts to reimbursement rates for some lab tests under Medicare, a move that could save the government as much as $3 billion over five years, but hurt margins of U.S. laboratory companies. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Targeted Cancer Therapies Bring New Precision Medicine Tools to Anatomic Pathologists and Clinical Laboratories
FDA is streamlining how new diagnostic tests are approved; encourages IVD companies to focus on ‘qualifying biomarkers’ in development of new cancer drugs It is good news for the anatomic pathology profession that new insights into the human immune system are triggering not only a wave of new therapeutic drugs, but also the need for […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - November 20, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations American Enterprise Institute anatomic pathology CDER Center for Drug Evaluation and Research cl Source Type: news

Roche to acquire Viewics, Inc. to provide data-driven lab business analytics and add further digital capabilities along the laboratory value chain
Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) has announced an agreement with Viewics, Inc., a privately held software company focused on laboratory business analytics. Under the agreement, Roche is acquiring all shares of the company. The acquisition, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to close on November 21, 2017. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - November 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Roche Business and Industry Source Type: news

Roche to Acquire Viewics, Inc. to Provide Data-Driven Lab Business Analytics and Add Further Digital Capabilities Along the Laboratory Value Chain
Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) has announced an agreement with Viewics, Inc., a privately held software company focused on laboratory business analytics. Under the agreement, Roche is acquiring all shares of the company. The acquisition, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to close on November 21, 2017. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - November 20, 2017 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Medical News Today: E-cigarette flavorings may impair heart muscle function
By studying heart muscle cells in the laboratory, researchers found that some flavorings in e-cigarette liquids, such as citrus, may have harmful effects. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Smoking / Quit Smoking Source Type: news

Eight Los Alamos innovations win R & D 100 Awards
(DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory) Eight Los Alamos National Laboratory technologies won R&D 100 Awards last week at R&D Magazine's annual ceremony in Orlando, Florida. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Brain cell advance brings fresh hope for CJD therapies
(University of Edinburgh) Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have developed a new system to study Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in the laboratory, paving the way for research to find treatments for the fatal brain disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 20, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Developing a New Score: How Machine Learning Improves Risk Prediction
Composite risk scores have been used for decades to identify disease risk and health status in the general population. However, current approaches often fail to identify people who would benefit from intervention or recommend unnecessary intervention. Machine learning promises to improve accuracy, ensuring targeted treatment for patients that need it and reducing unnecessary intervention. Framingham Risk Score, the gold standard for predicting the likelihood of heart disease, predicts hospitalizations with about 56% accuracy. It uses factors such as age, gender, smoking, cholesterol levels, and systolic blood pre...
Source: MDDI - November 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather R. Johnson Tags: R & D Source Type: news

Lab-Grown Mini Organs Could Speed Up Drug Discovery
Mini organs grown in the laboratory could lead to quicker discovery and evaluation of new drugs for many diseases, including cancer. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Source Type: news

Controlling growth of organic crystals with high-powered magnets could have major benefits for pharmaceutical development
A Bristol-led, international project investigating a new method of controlling the growth of organic crystals, with potential benefits for pharmaceutical development, has taken a step forward with the opening of a new £ 1 million laboratory. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry; Press Release Source Type: news

Lab Screening of Kids Entering Foster Care May Have Low Yield Lab Screening of Kids Entering Foster Care May Have Low Yield
Laboratory screening for infectious diseases in children entering foster care yields few results that are clinically meaningful, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

‘Barcoding’ Cells in Nematodes Could Bring Advances and New Medical Laboratory Tools for Treatment of Cancer and Other Chronic Diseases
Ongoing research at the University of Washington promises new methods for identifying and cataloging large numbers of cells quickly, which could lead to more individualized treatments in support of precision medicine initiatives Researchers have found a new method for identifying specific cell types by groups, a breakthrough that some experts say could lead to new […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - November 17, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations anatomic pathology Aviv Regev PhD Broad Institute Source Type: news

Roche to acquire Viewics, Inc. to provide data-driven lab business analytics and add further digital capabilities along the laboratory value chain
Roche today announced an agreement with Viewics, Inc., a privately held software company focused on laboratory business analytics. Under the agreement, Roche is acquiring all shares of the company. The acquisition, which is subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to close on November 21, 2017. This acquisition allows Roche to expand its leading position in the Integrated Core Lab with business analytics capabilities, enabling laboratories to make faster data-driven informed decisions on their operations and processes. The cloud-based solution is secure, infrastructure-agnostic, interactive, and accessible from...
Source: Roche Media News - November 17, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Not an illusion: Clever use of mirrors boosts performance of light-sheet microscope
(Marine Biological Laboratory) Using a simple 'mirror trick' and not-so-simple computational analysis, scientists affiliated with the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) have considerably improved the speed, efficiency, and resolution of a light-sheet microscope, with broad applications for enhanced imaging of live cells and embryos. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chemical burns of the eye: the role of retinal injury and new therapeutic possibilities - Dohlman CH, Cade F, Regatieri CV, Zhou C, Lei F, Crnej A, Harissi-Dagher M, Robert MC, Papaliodis GN, Chen D, Aquavella JV, Akpek EK, Aldave AJ, Sippel KC, D ʼAmico DJ, Dohlman JG, Fagerholm P, Wang L, Shen LQ, González-Andrades M, Chodosh J, Kenyon KR, Foster CS, Pineda R, Melki S, Colby KA, Ciolino JB, Vavvas DG, Kinoshita S, Dana R, Paschalis EI.
PURPOSE: To propose a new treatment paradigm for chemical burns to the eye - in the acute and chronic phases. METHODS: Recent laboratory and clinical data on the biology and treatment of chemical burns are analyzed. RESULTS: Corneal blindne... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

USFDA issues warning letter to Lupin's Goa, Indore plants
On Lupin's Pithampur (Indore) plant, the US health regulator said the company invalidated initial OOS laboratory results without adequate investigations. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - November 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Good to Know (Perhaps) That Food Is Being ‘Nuclearised’
Using nuclear sciences to feed the world. Credit: FAOBy Baher KamalROME, Nov 16 2017 (IPS)It might sound strange, very strange, but the news is that scientists and experts have been assuring, over and again, that using nuclear applications in agriculture –and thus in food production—are giving a major boost to food security. So how does this work? To start with, nuclear applications in agriculture rely on the use of isotopes and radiation techniques to combat pests and diseases, increase crop production, protect land and water resources, and ensure food safety and authenticity, as well as increase livestock pro...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Editors' Choice Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

A new test to measure the effectiveness of CF drugs
(University of North Carolina Health Care) UNC School of Medicine researchers have developed a new laboratory model to measure and compare the responses of CF and normal airway cells to CF-related infectious/inflammatory factors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New therapy lessens impact of mistreatment at a young age
(University of Delaware) Work underway in a laboratory at the University of Delaware suggest certain drugs can prevent and reduce changes to the brain caused by mistreatment at an early age. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Detailed view of immune proteins could lead to new pathogen-defense strategies
(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Biologists at Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley used cryo-EM to resolve the structure of a ring of proteins used by the immune system to summon support when under attack, providing new insight into potential strategies for protection from pathogens. The researchers captured the high-resolution image of a protein ring, called an inflammasome, as it was bound to flagellin, a protein from the whiplike tail used by bacteria to propel themselves forward. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Unlocking the secrets of Ebola
(DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) Scientists have identified a set of biomarkers that indicate which patients infected with the Ebola virus are most at risk of dying from the disease. The results come from one of the most in-depth studies ever of blood samples from patients with Ebola. Researchers found 11 biomarkers that distinguish fatal infections from non-fatal ones and two that, when screened for early upon symptom onset, accurately predict which patients are likely to die. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 16, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

AMP Iissues consensus guideline recommendations for NGS bioinformatics pipelines
(Association for Molecular Pathology) The Association for Molecular Pathology, the premier global, non-profit molecular diagnostics professional society, today published 17 consensus recommendations to help clinical laboratory professionals achieve high-quality sequencing results and deliver better patient care. The report, 'Standards and Guidelines for Validating Next Generation Sequencing Bioinformatics Pipelines: A Joint Recommendation of the Association for Molecular Pathology and College of American Pathologists,' was released online ahead of publication in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 16, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Computer program finds new uses for old drugs
(Case Western Reserve University) Researchers at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have developed a computer program to find new indications for old drugs. The computer program, called DrugPredict, matches existing data about FDA-approved drugs to diseases, and predicts potential drug efficacy. In a recent study published in Oncogene, the researchers successfully translated DrugPredict results into the laboratory, and showed common pain medications--like aspirin--can kill patient-derived epithelial ovarian cancer cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - November 16, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

After $23M IPO, Celcuity to expand its headquarters
The company has leased about 16,000 square feet of space to accommodate its growth and provide it with additional laboratory space. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

After $23M IPO, Celcuity to expand its headquarters
The company has leased about 16,000 square feet of space to accommodate its growth and provide it with additional laboratory space. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katharine Grayson Source Type: news

Johns Hopkins ’ Test Drone Travels 161 Miles to Set Record for Delivery Distance of Clinical Laboratory Specimens
Onboard cooling system ensures samples remain viable for medical laboratory analysis after three-hour flight across Arizona desert Clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups could soon be receiving blood samples and tissue specimens through the air by medical drone. The technology has been tested successfully in Europe, which Dark Daily reported in July. Now, Johns Hopkins […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - November 15, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations AJCP American Journal of Clinical Pathology Andreas Raptopoulous clin Source Type: news

South Africa:SA Health Sector Undergoes Digital Makeover
[CAJ News] Johannesburg -THE nationwide integration of web and mobile applications is the next step towards a digital lab in South Africa. Lancet Laboratories, one of Africa's leading pathology labs, has partnered with medical form-filling app LogBox to introduce the paperless patient intake at its sites across the country. An important step towards Lancet's vision of improved customer experience through technology, LogBox enables a 'digital lab' that benefits patients and laboratory staff. By eliminating paper forms, the intake p (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

X-rays reveal the biting truth about parrotfish teeth
(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) A new study has revealed a chain mail-like woven microstructure that gives parrotfish teeth their remarkable ability to chomp on coral all day long - the structure could serve as a blueprint for designing ultra-durable synthetic materials. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 15, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New study examines value of routine laboratory screenings for children entering foster care
(Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center) Routine laboratory screening recommended for children entering foster care carries high costs and questionable medical benefits. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 15, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

LabCorp firm partners with Canadian company to offer diagnostic tests for medical marijuana
Dynacare, a Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings company, is partnering with MedReleaf Corp., a Canadian firm, to offer genetic diagnostic tests for medical cannabis.   The test, called ReleafDxTM, analyzes a patient’s DNA and health conditions, and seeks to help physicians determine what dosage of medical marijuana should be prescribed and which cannabis product will work best for an individual.  “Genetic tests are a part of the growing trend towards per sonalized medicine across the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 14, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

More Laboratory Tests Performed at Major Teaching Hospitals
More tests per day for bacterial pneumonia, cellulitis at major teaching versus nonteaching hospitals (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 14, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Biocon arm widens partnership terms with Bristol-Myers Squibb
As part of the expansion, Syngene will set up a new dedicated facility spread across 25,000 sq ft of laboratory and office space for Bristol-Myers Squibb. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To find new biofuel enzymes, it can take a microbial village
(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) In search of new plant enzymes? Try looking in compost. Researchers at JBEI have demonstrated the importance of microbial communities as a source of stable enzymes that could be used to convert plants to biofuels. This approach yields robust enzymes that researchers can't easily obtain from isolates. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 14, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

How to Identify Crossover Technologies That Work for Medtech
Cross-pollination, the idea of taking something that has proven useful in one industry and applying it to another industry, has become an interesting trend in innovation-oriented fields like medtech. Sometimes borrowing seemingly-simple ideas from other corners of the technology world can lead to surprisingly impactful solutions to challenging healthcare problems. So how do identify and adapt technologies from other industries for use in medical devices? What level of maturity does a technology need to achieve in another industry before you can take it and consider it for medtech? And why is it so important for medtech pro...
Source: MDDI - November 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: MD & M Minneapolis R Source Type: news

OPEN ACCESS REFERENCES: Fall ‘17
Conclusions: Nearly 1 out of 8 parents presenting to an urban pediatric ED reported using the Internet in the 24 hours prior to the ED visit. Among privately insured, at least one in 5 parents reported using the Internet prior to visiting the ED. Web-based medical information often influences decision making regarding ED utilization. Pediatric providers should provide parents with recommendations for high-quality sources of health information available on the Internet. (Interact J Med Res 2017;6(2):e17) doi:10.2196/ijmr.5075 Quest Diagnostics Health Trends™ Prescription Drug Monitoring Report 2017 . Wale, et al, Int...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - November 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Authors: Nanette Mattox Tags: Newsletter Source Type: news

Top Healthcare Trends Affecting Cancer Business in 2017 Impact Pathologists and Medical Laboratory Leaders Who Serve Oncologists and Patients
Many aspects of traditional clinical laboratory pathology testing remain rooted to cancer care even as the cancer care industry embraces precision medicine, and digital pathology testing and interpretation There’s good news for anatomic pathologists worried about the future of the pathology profession. A recent survey of oncology program participants in the United States determined that […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - November 13, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations ACCC Advisory Board Anthem Association of Community Cancer Care Centers Breast Cancer Ally Cancer Care Quality P Source Type: news

INCITE grants of 5.95 billion hours awarded to 55 computational research projects
(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) The US Department of Energy's Office of Science announced 55 projects with high potential for accelerating discovery through its Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and Experiment (INCITE) program. The projects will share 5.95 billion core-hours on three of America's most powerful supercomputers dedicated to capability-limited open science and support a broad range of large-scale research campaigns from infectious disease treatment to next-generation materials development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 13, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Neutrons probe oxygen-generating enzyme for a greener approach to clean water
(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) A new study sheds light on a unique enzyme that could provide an eco-friendly treatment for chlorite-contaminated water supplies and improve water quality worldwide. An international team of researchers used neutron analysis at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, X-ray crystallography and other techniques to study chlorite dismutase, an enzyme that breaks down the environmental pollutant chlorite into harmless byproducts. Their results advance understanding of the catalytic process involved to support future applications in bioremediation and biotechnology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 13, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Memory: Recognizing images seen briefly ten years previously
(CNRS) Emotion and repeated exposure are both known to play a role in long-term memorization, but why do we remember things that are not emotionally charged and have only been seen or experienced a few times in the past? To answer this question, scientists decided to challenge the memory of individuals they had tested in the laboratory a decade previously. They discovered that participants recognized images seen for only a few seconds ten years earlier. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news