XPRIZE Founder Diamandis Predicts Tech Giants Amazon, Apple, and Google Will Be Doctors of The Future
Strategists agree that big tech is disrupting healthcare, so how will clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups serve virtual healthcare customers? Visionary XPRIZE founder Peter Diamandis, MD, sees big tech as “the doctor of the future.” In an interview with Fast Company promoting his new book, “The Future Is Faster Than You Think,” Diamandis, who […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - February 21, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Digital Pathology Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Hiring & Human Resources Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Source Type: news

Navy gains a competitive edge with research into biological ocean swarms
(Naval Research Laboratory) Tiny and frightening-looking creatures lurking throughout our world's oceans can wreak havoc on Navy tactical decision-makers' ability to sense the environment or plan and chart a navigation course. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 21, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Yellow fever – Uganda
From 4 November through 14 February 2020, eight laboratory confirmed cases of yellow fever in Buliisa (3), Maracha (1) and Moyo (4); including four deaths (CFR 50%), were detected through the national surveillance system. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Former Jackson Lab Director Ken Paigen Dies
The geneticist’s long career included leading the laboratory’s recovery from a devastating 1989 fire. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 20, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Autochthonous Chagas Disease - Missouri, 2018
In 2017, a person's blood donation in Missouri screened positive for antibodies to Trypanosoma cruzi, the parasite that causes Chagas disease. Based on the epidemiologic, clinical, and laboratory data, the reported case likely represents the first documented autochthonous case of Chagas disease in Missouri. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - February 20, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Blood Safety Chagas Disease (Trypanosoma cruzi Infection) MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Source Type: news

Cruise Passenger Whose Coronavirus Infection Went Undetected Shows It May Not Be Possible to Stop the Outbreak From Spreading
Just the rumor that there could be coronavirus aboard the Westerdam led five ports to deny the luxury cruise ship entry earlier this month. When Cambodia finally agreed to let the vessel dock at Sihanoukville on Feb. 13, the Holland America cruise line and public health officials took precautions to determine if anyone on board was infected with the deadly disease. The ship had already been at sea for 12 days, toward the end of what experts believe to be the incubation period for the COVID-19 virus, and no one aboard had been to China in the previous two weeks. All passengers and crew had their temperatures taken. Upon dis...
Source: TIME: Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime overnight Travel Source Type: news

Lassa Fever – Nigeria
From 1 January through 9 February 2020, 472 laboratory confirmed cases including 70 deaths (case fatality ratio= 14.8%) have been reported in 26 out of 36 Nigerian states and the Federal Capital Territory. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 20, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Establishment media now reporting the EXACT same thing about the CoVid-19 coronavirus that the independent media was labeled "fake news" for reporting last week
(Natural News) A couple weeks back, Zero Hedge was banned from Twitter for supposedly spreading “fake news” about the Wuhan coronavirus (CoVid-19) being a potential bioweapon that escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), China’s only biosafety level 4 (BSL-4) laboratory. Well, guess what? Now the mainstream media is beginning to report the exact... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First Baby From Immature Eggs Removed From Patient With Cancer First Baby From Immature Eggs Removed From Patient With Cancer
A patient with breast cancer at risk of infertility from adjuvant chemotherapy has given birth 5 years after having immature oocytes removed, matured in the laboratory, and then frozen.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - February 19, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

First Baby From Immature Egg Born to Patient With Cancer First Baby From Immature Egg Born to Patient With Cancer
A patient with breast cancer at risk of infertility from adjuvant chemotherapy has given birth 5 years after having immature oocytes removed, matured in the laboratory, and then frozen.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

First Baby Born From Use of Lab-Matured Frozen Egg
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 -- In what doctors call a breakthrough, a cancer patient in France gave birth to the first baby conceived from an immature egg that was matured in the laboratory, frozen, then later thawed and fertilized. " We were delighted... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Dallas Healthcare Executive Sentenced in Next Health Laboratories Fraud Case
Referral-kickback and bribery schemes that included medical laboratory tests bilked private insurers and government health plans out of $150 million over six-year period Andrew Hillman, former co-owner of Next Health LLC, a network of drug and genetic-testing laboratories and pharmacies based in Dallas, who pleaded guilty in 2018 to violating federal anti-kickback laws, has been […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - February 19, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing American Laboratories Group anatomic pathology Andrew Hillman clinical laboratory clinical pathology Dallas Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Receives High Tech Medical Equipment That Slices Diagnosis Time By Half
[CIO] Uganda has received three High Tech pioneering laboratory machines to speed up the process of testing and treating patients for bacterial infections as part of a UK/Uganda partnership aimed at tackling drug resistance. The machines automate part of the laboratory tests that identify the bacteria causing a patient's infection and can deliver results to doctors up to 18 hours quicker, saving critical time in the diagnosis of life-threatening conditions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

DOE Science Budget to Shrink by 17 percent
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) would receive $35.4 billion in FY 2021, an 8.1 percent decrease from the FY 2020 enacted level of $38.5 billion. Within this request, $5.8 billion (-17 percent) would be directed toward the Office of Science. The Office of Science supports both scientific research and design, development, construction, and operation of scientific user facilities. Approximately 23,000 researchers located at over 300 institutions and the 17 DOE national laboratories are supported by grants from the Office of Science. The budget for the Office of Science includes $475 million for exascale computing, $237 m...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 18, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Science shouldn't be for sale – we need reform to industry-funded studies to keep people safe | Carey Gillam
We must be able to trust the integrity of scientific research as we work to protect our families and our planetNot again. News out of Europe last weekrevealed that more than 20 scientific studies submitted to regulators to prove the safety of the popular weedkilling chemical glyphosate came from a large German laboratory that has been accused of fraud and other wrongdoing.The findings come amid global debate over whether or not glyphosate causes cancer and other health problems and if regulators and chemical companies proclaiming the chemical ’s safety actually have credible science on their side.Continue reading... ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Carey Gillam Tags: Europe World news Environment Monsanto Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Detection May Come Earlier with Liquid Biopsy
Cellular Analytics, a biotechnology company in Ontario, Canada, has unveiled a novel liquid biopsy test for mesothelioma that could lead to more effective management of this rare cancer. The test has the potential to produce a much-earlier diagnosis of disease and the ability to personalize treatment and better predict a patient’s response to specific therapies. “We could change completely how this disease is viewed,” Dr. Brent Zanke, a specialist in diagnostic oncology and chief executive officer of Cellular Analytics, told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “It’s a proactive way to get...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 18, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Surface Sampling of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): A Practical “How To” Protocol for Health Care and Public Health Professionals
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 2/18/2020. This 26-page protocol has been designed to determine (viable) virus presence and persistence on fomites in various locations where a patient infected with COVID-19 (2019 novel coronavirus) is currently receiving care or being isolated, and to understand how this may relate to COVID-19 transmission events in these settings. It is therefore important that it is done as part of a comprehensive outbreak investigation and that information obtained by environmental studies is combined with the results of epidemiological, laboratory, and sequence data from COVID-19 p...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

First baby born to cancer patient from eggs matured in the lab and frozen
(European Society for Medical Oncology) Fertility doctors in France have announced the birth of the first baby to be born to a cancer patient from an immature egg that was matured in the laboratory, frozen, then thawed and fertilized five years later. The report is published in Annals of Oncology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 18, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Reproductive genome from the laboratory
(Max-Planck-Gesellschaft) Max Planck researchers have for the first time developed a genome the size of a minimal cell that can copy itself. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 18, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Army researchers develop efficient distributed deep learning
(U.S. Army Research Laboratory) A new algorithm is enabling deep learning that is more collaborative and communication-efficient than traditional methods. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Resilience after trauma: the role of memory suppression - Mary A, Dayan J, Leone G, Postel C, Fraisse F, Malle C, Vall ée T, Klein-Peschanski C, Viader F, de la Sayette V, Peschanski D, Eustache F, Gagnepain P.
In the aftermath of trauma, little is known about why the unwanted and unbidden recollection of traumatic memories persists in some individuals but not others. We implemented neutral and inoffensive intrusive memories in the laboratory in a group of 102 in... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

How Travelers Around the World Are Dealing With ‘Voluntary’ Home Quarantines, To Help Slow Potential Coronavirus Spread
On his return from China last week, Dr. Ian Lipkin quarantined himself in his basement. His wife now puts his food on the stairs. He’s run out of things to watch on Netflix. At odd hours, he walks in New York’s Central Park, keeping 10 feet away from others. Lipkin is among hundreds of people in the U.S. and thousands around the world who, although not sick, are living in semi-voluntary quarantine at home. With attention focused on quarantined cruise ships and evacuees housed on U.S. military bases, those in their own homes have largely escaped notice. They, too, experts say, play a crucial role in slowing th...
Source: TIME: Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CARLA K. JOHNSON / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 New York onetime Source Type: news

New study says novel coronavirus (CoVid-19) likely has R0 value as high as 6.6
(Natural News) Researchers from the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico have pre-published a new study in the journal medRxiv (associated with the British Medical Journal) that says the actual basic reproductive number, or R0, for novel coronavirus is somewhere between 4.7 and 6.6, as opposed to the 2.2 to 2.7 range being claimed... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Parirenyatwa Accounts for 'Missing' U.S.$3,5 Million
[The Herald] THE introduction of the interbank exchange rate eroded US$3,5 million that was released by Government for the purchase of critical heart equipment for Parirenyatwa Group of Hospital's Catheterisation Laboratory, resulting in the hospital's failure to buy the equipment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 17, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Testing during studying improves memory and inference
(Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology) A new study by the Human Memory and Cognition Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, led by psychology professor Aaron Benjamin, has found that learning by testing yourself improves your ability to make inferences about the subject matter as compared to rote restudy. The study " Long-term Inference and Memory Following Retrieval Practice " was published in Memory& Cognition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COVID-19: Guidance for Sampling and for Diagnostic Laboratories
Source: United Kingdom Department of Health (DH). Published: 2/17/2020. This web page, updated on February 17, 2020, links to nine resources that provide guidance to clinical diagnostic laboratories on the handling and processing of specimens associated with the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). They cover safety, laboratory investigations, and sample requirements. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Combination drug therapy for childhood brain tumors shows promise in laboratory models
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) In experiments with human cells and mice, researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center report evidence that combining the experimental cancer medication TAK228 (also called sapanisertib) with an existing anti-cancer drug called trametinib may be more effective than either drug alone in decreasing the growth of pediatric low-grade gliomas. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chinese scientists conclude "killer coronavirus probably originated from a laboratory in Wuhan"
(Natural News) For weeks there has been speculation that, because of growing evidence it has rapidly spread beyond the Chinese government’s ability to contain it, the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) was actually part of a military weapons program. Now, there appears to be some confirmation that the virus, while perhaps not a ‘weapon,’ per se, was... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Air Pollution Can Cross State Lines With Deadly Consequences, Study Finds
(CNN) — Air pollution is known to have negative — even deadly — effects on our health, and studies have shown that breathing pollution can kill, even at levels below air quality guidelines. Now, a new study shows that air pollution produced in one state often blows across state lines, and can contribute to health issues and even premature deaths hundreds of miles away. The study, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, found that, on average, around half of the early deaths in the US linked to pollution actually occur outside the borders of the state where the toxic air originated. “This situatio...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Air Pollution CNN Health News MIT Source Type: news

Data from Basket Studies Help Anatomic Pathologists Better Understand Effectiveness of Oncology Drugs
Pathologists can be paid for their role in identifying and recruiting patients for basket studies and reporting results of medical laboratory tests Anatomic pathologists who biopsy, report, and diagnosis cancer will benefit from a better understanding of basket studies and their application in developing cancer treatment therapies. Such studies can lead to more documentation of […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - February 14, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Uncategorized anatomic pathology basket studies biomarker BRAF gene cancer clinical laboratory Dark Daily dark intelligence group Dark Report FDA food and drug administration genetic medicine genetic mutation larotrectinib ma Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program: Changes to Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs; Revisions of Organ Procurement Organizations Conditions of Coverage; Prior Authorization Process and Requirements for Certain Covered Outpatient Department Services; Potential Changes to the Laboratory Date of Service Policy; Changes to Grandfathered Children's Hospitals-Within-Hospitals; Notice of Closure of Two Teaching Hospitals and Opportunity To Apply for Available Slots; Correcting Amendment
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is correcting errors found in theNovember 12, 2019 issue of the Federal Register. The correction is effective February 14, 2020 and is applicable beginning January 1, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 14, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Science snapshots: Dinosaur blood vessels, giant viruses, and antibiotic-building enzymes
(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Science Snapshots: Dinosaur blood vessels, giant viruses, and antibiotic-building enzymes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 14, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New technology may significantly reduce diagnostic time of coronavirus
(Bar-Ilan University) The time it currently takes to diagnose coronavirus poses one of the greatest challenges in treating infected patients and increases the risk of exposure. Using a new technology developed by Dr. Amos Danielli, of Bar-Ilan University, saliva tests can be analyzed within 15 minutes. The technology has already been proven to reduce the diagnostic time of Zika virus and is currently being used in the Israel Ministry of Health's central virology laboratory. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CDI laboratory explores pathway to open up blood cancer treatments
(Hackensack Meridian Health) The CDI team's findings could ultimately improve cancer treatments for people of advanced age, like that of adult acute myeloid leukemia (AML). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 14, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Hospital Clears Air On 'Missing' U.S.$3,5 Million
[The Herald] THE introduction of the interbank exchange rate eroded the US$3,5 million that was released by Government for the purchase of critical heart equipment for Parirenyatwa Group of Hospitals' Catheterisation Laboratory, before the hospital could buy the equipment. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Country Has State-of-the-Art Labs for Coronavirus - Health Minister
[New Zimbabwe] Health Minister Obadiah Moyo claims Zimbabwe has state-of-the-art laboratory facilities to detect the coronavirus, a highly infectious disease that has killed over a thousand people in China, its epicentre. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: UK, Nigeria Launch £10m Partnership to Tackle Threat of Drug Resistance
[This Day] The UK Government has formally launches a £10.7million partnership with Nigeria aimed at tackling drug resistance through improving public health surveillance systems, upgrading laboratory equipment, and training technicians and scientists. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New, detailed molecular roadmap boosts fight against endometrial cancer
(DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) Scientists have taken an unprecedented look at the proteins involved in endometrial cancer, commonly known as uterine cancer. The study offers insights about how physicians might be able to better identify which patients will need aggressive treatment and which won't, and offers clues about why a common cancer treatment is not effective with some patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New book on The PTEN Family from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press) 'The PTEN Family', from CSHLPress, covers all aspects of PTEN biology and its roles in human diseases. The contributors discuss the structural characteristics of PTEN; its functions at the plasma membrane as well as in the cytoplasm and nucleus; the mutations, interacting partners, and posttranslational modifications that affect its expression levels, subcellular localization, and enzymatic activity; and how this activity ultimately leads to changes in cell growth, migration, and morphology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

China Reported a Huge Increase in New COVID-19 Cases. Here ’s Why It’s Actually a Step in the Right Direction
Officials in China’s Hubei province revealed Thursday that new cases of COVID-19 had surged nearly 10-fold from the day before—reversing days of declines that experts said were a positive sign for the containment of the virus. The number of deaths increased dramatically, as well, to 242. The jump in new cases—more than 14,800 in the province at the epicenter of the outbreak—is due to a change in the criteria for counting diagnoses of the virus. Observers say this could be a step in the right direction and lead to a better picture of the situation in the province at the epicenter of the outbreak. Ho...
Source: TIME: Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia and Michael Zennie Tags: Uncategorized China COVID-19 onetime overnight Source Type: news

New COVID-19 Cases Surge by Nearly 15,000 in China ’s Hubei Province After Officials Change Classification System
The number of cases of COVID-19 has surged nearly 10-fold from the previous day in China’s Hubei Province, the epicenter of the outbreak. The number of new deaths also increased dramatically, to 242. Officials explained the uptick Thursday by saying they had reclassified how they were diagnosing and counting cases of COVID-19. Health officials reported 14,840 new cases—reversing several days of declines in official new diagnoses in the province. The new classification system of COVID-19 was meant to ensure that “patients can receive standardized treatment according to confirmed cases as early as possible ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Zennie and Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized China COVID-19 onetime overnight Source Type: news

Resilience after trauma: The role of memory suppression
In the aftermath of trauma, little is known about why the unwanted and unbidden recollection of traumatic memories persists in some individuals but not others. We implemented neutral and inoffensive intrusive memories in the laboratory in a group of 102 individuals exposed to the 2015 Paris terrorist attacks and 73 nonexposed individuals, who were not in Paris during the attacks. While reexperiencing these intrusive memories, nonexposed individuals and exposed individuals without posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) could adaptively suppress memory activity, but exposed individuals with PTSD could not. These findings sugge...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Mary, A., Dayan, J., Leone, G., Postel, C., Fraisse, F., Malle, C., Vallee, T., Klein-Peschanski, C., Viader, F., de la Sayette, V., Peschanski, D., Eustache, F., Gagnepain, P. Tags: Neuroscience, Online Only, Psychology r-articles Source Type: news

Scientists at St. Jude Children ’s Research Hospital Create 3D Map of Mouse Genome to Study How Genes Respond to Disease
The scientist also employed machine learning “to gauge how easily accessible genes are for transcription” in research that could lead to new clinical laboratory diagnostic tests Anatomic pathologists and clinical laboratories are of course familiar with the biological science of genomics, which, among other things, has been used to map the human genome. But did […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - February 12, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing 3D modeling anatomic pathology bipolar neuron chro Source Type: news

A Case of Chronic Thrombocytopenia in a 17-Year-Old Female A Case of Chronic Thrombocytopenia in a 17-Year-Old Female
A case of gray platelet syndrome, a rare type of thrombocytopenia, is discussed. How is this disorder diagnosed and treated?Laboratory Medicine (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Laboratory Biosafety Guidance Related to the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 2/12/2020. The purpose of this 12-page document is to provide interim guidance on laboratory biosafety related to the testing of clinical specimens of patients that meet the case definition of the novel pathogen identified in Wuhan, China, i.e., 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), the disease named COVID-19. It also includes the packaging and shipment requirements for sending specimens to World Health Organization-appointed 2019-nCoV referral laboratories. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ORNL researchers develop 'multitasking' AI tool to extract cancer data in record time
(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) To better leverage cancer data for research, scientists at ORNL are developing an artificial intelligence (AI)-based natural language processing tool to improve information extraction from textual pathology reports. In a first for cancer pathology reports, the team developed a multitask convolutional neural network (CNN) -- a deep learning model that learns to perform tasks, such as identifying key words in a body of text, by processing language as a two-dimensional numerical dataset. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fire spread upslope: numerical simulation of laboratory experiments - S ánchez-Monroy X, Mell W, Torres-Arenas J, Butler BW.
Numerical simulations of laboratory-scale experiments, with no wind imposed, were performed for fuel bed slopes ranging from 0 ° to 45°. The implementation of a vertical symmetry plane (SP) placed, span-wise, along the middle of the computational domain, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Technology takes a step forwards in genetic research
New research brings combined computational and laboratory genome engineering a step closer following the design of smaller and smaller genomes, to advance genetic manipulation, using supercomputers by researchers at the University of Bristol. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - February 11, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: International, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, Institutes, Institutes, Bristol BioDesign Institute; Press Release Source Type: news

Israeli-Italian collaboration to study the behaviour of antibacterial materials in space
The microgravity research will take place in a miniature laboratory onboard a nanosatellite. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Bayer and Nuvisan create new research unit in Berlin
Bayer AG today announced that it entered into a definitive agreement to transfer a large part of its Berlin-based small molecule research unit to Nuvisan, an international service provider for clinical studies, laboratory services and contract manufacturing with several sites and clinics in Germany and France. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - February 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Bayer Business and Industry Source Type: news