Clinical Laboratories in Hospitals Continue to Experience Reductions in Test Orders as Emergency Department Visits for Common Conditions Slowly Climb Back to Pre-Pandemic Levels
Multiple recent studies reveal a substantial number of patients continue to delay needed healthcare in the months since the onset of the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak Based on an analysis of hospital emergency department (ED) usage, federal researchers concluded that patients continue to be cautious when visiting healthcare providers, including clinical laboratories, and that people are altering […] The post Clinical Laboratories in Hospitals Continue to Experience Reductions in Test Orders as Emergency Department Visits for Common Conditions Slowly Climb Back to Pre-Pandemic Levels first appeared on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 25, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations Source Type: news

Comparing face coverings in controlling expired particles
(University of California - Davis) Laboratory tests of surgical and N95 masks by researchers at UC Davis show that they do cut down the amount of aerosolized particles emitted during breathing, talking and coughing. Tests of homemade cloth face coverings, however, show that the fabric itself releases a large amount of fibers into the air, underscoring the importance of washing them. The work is published Sept. 24 in Scientific Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Characteristics and Maternal and Birth Outcomes of Hospitalized Pregnant Women with Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 - COVID-NET, 13 States, March 1-August 22, 2020
This report describes clinical characteristics and birth outcomes of hospitalized U.S. pregnant women with COVID-19 during March 1-August 22, 2020. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - September 24, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Pregnancy Women's Health COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease 2019 Source Type: news

Currently prescribed drugs in the UK that could upregulate or downregulate ACE2 in COVID-19 disease: a systematic review, BMJ Open
Conclusions: There is an abundance of the academic literature and media reports on the potential of drugs that could attenuate or exacerbate COVID-19 disease. This is leading to trials of repurposed drugs and uncertainty among patients and clinicians concerning continuation or cessation of prescribed medications. Our review indicates that the impact of currently prescribed drugs on ACE2 has been poorly studied in vivo, particularly in human lungs where the SARS-CoV-2 virus appears to enact its pathogenic effects. We found no convincing evidence to justify starting or stopping currently prescribed drugs to influence outcome...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19: What's going wrong with testing in the UK?, BMJ
This article examines key questions around the current lack of access to tests in the community, looking at the scale of the problem, whether demand has increased, if people are getting tested when they don't need to, laboratory capacity, and how UK compares to other countries. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SciLifeLab scientists participate in interactive exhibition on COVID-19
(Science For Life Laboratory) To facilitate communication of complex data to the public in attractive and educative way, SciLifeLab connects researchers across the country with public sectors. Within this framework, a cooperation with the Visualization Center has been established to set up an interactive exhibition about COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 24, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Researchers explore how the human brain is so resilient
(U.S. Army Research Laboratory) Future technology may be able to monitor and modify the brain to produce enhanced team performance, while increasing the efficiency and accuracy of decisions. The US Army may be able to use this information to enhance future operations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Guts and brains: How microbes in a mother ’s intestines affect fetal neurodevelopment
During pregnancy in mice, the billions of bacteria and other microbes that live in a mother ’s intestines regulate key metabolites, small molecules that are important for healthy fetal brain development,UCLA biologists report Sept. 23 in the journal Nature.While the maternal gut microbiota has been associated with abnormalities in the brain function and behavior of offspring — often in response to factors like infection, a high-fat diet or stress during pregnancy — scientists had not known until now whether it influenced brain development during critical prenatal periods and in the absence of such environ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 23, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

CMS Proposes a New Rule That Would Shift Many Procedures from High-Cost Inpatient Healthcare Settings to Lower-Cost Outpatient Ambulatory Surgical Centers
If the proposed rule becomes final, it may shift some inpatient medical laboratory testing away from hospital labs and to independent clinical laboratories Medical laboratories in hospitals and health systems already feel the pinch of less test orders originating from their own emergency departments (ED). Now, more tests associated with inpatient care might also shift […] The post CMS Proposes a New Rule That Would Shift Many Procedures from High-Cost Inpatient Healthcare Settings to Lower-Cost Outpatient Ambulatory Surgical Centers first appeared on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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How people know their risk preference - Arslan RC, Br ümmer M, Dohmen T, Drewelies J, Hertwig R, Wagner GG.
People differ in their willingness to take risks. Recent work found that revealed preference tasks (e.g., laboratory lotteries)-a dominant class of measures-are outperformed by survey-based stated preferences, which are more stable and predict real-world r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Novel cell membrane model could be key to uncovering new protein properties
(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Researchers have recently shed light on how cell membrane proteins could be influenced by the lipids around them. By developing a novel type of membrane model, they were able to show that the shape and behavior of a protein can be altered by exposure to different lipid compositions. The research team confirmed the artificial membrane's structure through neutron and x-ray scattering at the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Brookhaven (BNL) and Oak Ridge National Laboratories (ORNL). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 23, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The co-occurrence of cancer driver genes, key to precision medicine
(Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)) Researchers from the Structural Bioinformatics and Network Biology Laboratory at IRB Barcelona develop a system to predict tumour response to different treatments.Called Targeted Cancer Therapy for You (TCT4U), this system has allowed them to identify a set of complex biomarkers that are available to the medical-scientific community.The work has been published in the journal Genome Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 22, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

New book on addiction from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press) 'Addiction, 2e' provides a comprehensive update on our understanding of the biological basis of and treatment strategies for addiction to psychoactive drugs, with an emphasis on opioids. Contributors examine the molecular targets of alcohol, cannabinoids, nicotine, stimulants, and opioids, the resulting changes to the neurocircuitry, and various genetic, environmental, developmental, and behavioral factors that influence the progression from abuse to addiction and susceptibility to relapse. Advances in animal models of addictive behavior and single-cell strategies to dissect neural cir...
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

SwRI's ECTO-Lab expands, supports EPA Cleaner Trucks Initiative
(Southwest Research Institute) SwRI has added two test stands to its Exhaust Composition Transient Operation Laboratory -- ECTO-Lab ™ . This state-of-the-art, computer-controlled, multi-fueled burner system simulates engine exhaust conditions to conduct steady-state and transient evaluations, including the ability to rapidly " age " a wide range of emission control systems. The systems include a series of components that clean the exhaust emitted by an engine prior to releasing it through the tailpipe. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 22, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

UCSF and Stanford Researchers Investigate Why Some Infected with COVID-19 Are Asymptomatic, While Others Become Severely Ill or Die
Might clinical laboratories soon be called on to conduct mass testing to find people who show little or no symptoms even though they are infected with the coronavirus?     Clinical laboratory managers understand that as demand for COVID-19 testing exceeds supplies, what testing is done is generally performed on symptomatic patients. And yet, it is […] The post UCSF and Stanford Researchers Investigate Why Some Infected with COVID-19 Are Asymptomatic, While Others Become Severely Ill or Die first appeared on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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TNF α G308A genotype, resilience to sleep deprivation, and the effect of caffeine on psychomotor vigilance performance in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study - Skeiky L, Brager AJ, Satterfield BC, Petrovick M, Balkin TJ, Capaldi VF, Ratcliffe RH, Van Dongen HPA, Hansen DA.
The TNF α G308A gene polymorphism has been reported to influence performance impairment during total sleep deprivation (TSD). We investigated this effect in a randomized, double-blind, crossover laboratory study of repeated exposure to 48 h TSD with caffe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Laboratory evaluation of a wearable head impact sensor for use in water polo and land sports - Cecchi NJ, Monroe DC, Oros TJ, Small SL, Hicks JW.
The SIM-G is a waterproof head impact sensor that has been previously evaluated for use in a headband, but not yet in a mode of attachment suitable for water polo. For this study, a CADEX linear impactor was used to impact a Hybrid III headform while weari... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Chinese virologist who claims COVID-19 “intentionally released” now in Beijing's crosshairs
(Natural News) A Chinese virologist who claims that the novel coronavirus was created in a Wuhan laboratory says she is now targeted by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for exposing the truth about the global pandemic. Dr. Li-Meng Yan published her findings in a 26-page report co-written with three other scientists, citing “evidence left in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liberia: Weah Orders Replacement of Protesting Health Workers
[New Dawn] President George Manneh Weah's government has ordered health authorities here to replace aggrieved health workers who have gone on strike by qualified health workers of various grades, including nurses, nurse aides, midwives and laboratory technicians, in what seems to be a breakdown of negotiating efforts to resolve their differences. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

October issue of SLAS Discovery now available
(SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening)) The October edition of SLAS Discovery features the cover article, 'A Critical and Concise Review of Mass Spectrometry Applied to Imaging in Drug Discovery' by Richard J. A. Goodwin Ph.D. (AstraZeneca), Zoltan Takats Ph.D. (Imperial College London), and Josephine Bunch, Ph.D. (National Physical Laboratory). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 21, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

October issue SLAS Technology now available
(SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening)) The October issue of SLAS Technology features the cover article, 'Role of Digital Microfl-uidics in Enabling Access to Laboratory Automation and Making Biology Programmable' by Varun B. Kothamachu, Ph.D., Sabrina Zaini and Federico Muffatto (Digi.Bio). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PNNL, UW broaden capacity to test for COVID-19
(DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) Researchers from PNNL and UW analyzed kits that could be used as a critical part of a laboratory test used to detect COVID-19 in a sample from an infected person. As a result, two additional kits have been listed as options that labs can consider using, boosting the supply of chemicals and supplies linked to a critical step in the testing process. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

UCLA-led team of scientists discovers why we need sleep
Prolonged sleep deprivation can lead to severe health problems in humans and other animals. But why is sleep so vital to our health? A UCLA-led team of scientists has made a major advance in answering  this question and has shown for the first time that a dramatic change in the purpose of sleep occurs at the age of about 2-and-a-half.Before that age, the brain grows very rapidly. During REM sleep, when vivid dreams occur, the young brain is busy building and strengthening synapses — the structures that connect neurons to one another and allow them to communicate.“Don’t wake babies up during REM sleep...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 18, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

New Research Suggests Clinical Laboratory Blood Tests Could Fill A Void in Alzheimer ’s Disease Diagnoses
Studies presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference point to the p-tau217 protein as an especially useful biomarker Researchers disclosed a potentially useful biomarker for Alzheimer’s Disease at a major conference this summer. The good news for clinical laboratories is that the biomarker is found in blood. If further research confirms these early findings, medical […] The post New Research Suggests Clinical Laboratory Blood Tests Could Fill A Void in Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnoses first appeared on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 18, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations AAIC Alzheimer’s Association International Conf Source Type: news

Roche launches new quantitative antibody test to measure SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, to support the evaluation of vaccines
Basel, 18 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced the launch of its Elecsys ® Anti-SARS-CoV-2 S antibody test for markets accepting the CE Mark. Roche has filed for Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 serology test can be used to quantitatively measure antibodies in people who have been exposed to the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and can play an important part in characterising a vaccine-induced immune response.1 Specifically, the test targets antibodies which are directed against the ...
Source: Roche Media News - September 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche launches new quantitative antibody test to measure SARS-CoV-2 antibodies, to support the evaluation of vaccines
Basel, 18 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced the launch of its Elecsys ® Anti-SARS-CoV-2 S antibody test for markets accepting the CE Mark. Roche has filed for Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Elecsys Anti-SARS-CoV-2 serology test can be used to quantitatively measure antibodies in people who have been exposed to the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and can play an important part in characterising a vaccine-induced immune response.1 Specifically, the test targets antibodies which are directed against the ...
Source: Roche Investor Update - September 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pine-Sol gets EPA's seal of approval for killing coronavirus on surfaces
Pine-Sol Original Multi-Surface Cleaner was found effective against the virus on 'hard non-porous surfaces' after letting it stand for 10 minutes by a third-party laboratory, The Clorox Company said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UK records 3,395 new Covid-19 cases as outbreak grows again
Officials have yet to confirm the final figure, which takes into account all laboratory-confirmed victims in every setting. The preliminary count for England only includes fatalities in hospitals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First NHS trust to run covid Lighthouse Lab
A Lighthouse laboratory will for the first time be run by an NHS hospital trust, which hopes to open the covid-19 testing facility before Christmas. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 17, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

NRL, NCATS scientists develop method to safely study COVID-19, other contagious diseases
(Naval Research Laboratory) Scientists and researchers at NRL and the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences collaborate to develop SARS-CoV-2 nanoparticle probes that are used to study fundamental interactions between SARS-CoV-2 Spike proteins and human cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 17, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The acrobatic hydra shows off: How environmental cues can affect behavior
(Marine Biological Laboratory) A duo from Columbia University and the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) has begun to crack the neural code behind Hydra's simplest behavior, called contraction bursts. The team found that the concentration of dissolved particles in the surrounding water affects the activity of a neural circuit in one of Hydra's nerve nets, which can trigger a specific set of muscle cells to contract the torso. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MDI Biological Laboratory receives grant to study tendon regeneration
(Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory) Prayag Murawala, Ph.D., of the MDI Biological Laboratory has received a $332,000 grant to study tendon injury. He is seeking to determine if the same cellular and molecular mechanisms responsible for regenerating tendons during limb regeneration in salamanders also come into play during tendon regeneration after injury. The knowledge gained could one day be used to develop therapies to trigger tendon regeneration in adult humans, who for the most part are incapable of regeneration. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Efficacy of povidone-iodine nasal antiseptic for rapid inactivation of SARS-CoV-2
(JAMA Network) This laboratory study assessed the efficacy of the   nasal antiseptic solution povidone-iodine against transmission of SARS-C0V-2. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cochrane publishes three rapid reviews of the evidence on different public health measures to slow the spread of COVID-19
Cochrane has published an updated  special collection of systematic and rapid reviews  focused on a range of public health measures to control and prevent the spread of COVID-19. Many countries have adopted combinations of these measures and are faced with the challenge of easing or strengthening each of these measures over the course of the pandemic.Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by a new virus, SARS-CoV-2, that has spread quickly throughout the world. As there is currently no effective treatment or vaccine for COVID-19 other ways of slowing its spread are needed. What’s new in the Coch...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 16, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Without Good Public Health Strategy, The Coronavirus Pandemic Could Make Antimicrobial Resistance Worse
Dr. Rodney Rohde, a virologist and clinical laboratory expert, explains how the Covid-19 pandemic can make antimicrobial resistance a bigger problem if health systems aren ’t careful. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rodney Rohde, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Editors' Pick editors-pick Coronavirus Source Type: news

Manchester NHS hospital that saw 18 Covid-19 deaths last week fights an outbreak
Tameside General Hospital, in Ashton-under-Lyne, suffered 18 laboratory-confirmed coronavirus fatalities in the week to September 10, treble the six fatalities the week prior. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Though Two Analyst Reports Show Depressed Operating Margins for Healthcare, Providers and Clinical Laboratories May See Patient Volumes Rise for the Rest of 2020
(Source: Dark Daily)
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Roche receives FDA approval for expanded use of the CINtec PLUS Cytology test to aid clinicians in preventing cervical cancer
Basel, 16 September 2020 — Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the expanded use of CINtec®PLUS Cytology, the first triage test based on biomarker technology for women whose cervical cancer screening results are positive for high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV). Additional information from this test supports clinical decisions about which women will benefit most from immediate follow-up. Laboratories can now use CINtecPLUS Cytology to triage positive results from the cobas ® HPV Test run on the fully integrated, automated and high-thr...
Source: Roche Media News - September 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche receives FDA approval for expanded use of the CINtec PLUS Cytology test to aid clinicians in preventing cervical cancer
Basel, 16 September 2020 — Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the expanded use of CINtec®PLUS Cytology, the first triage test based on biomarker technology for women whose cervical cancer screening results are positive for high-risk types of human papillomavirus (HPV). Additional information from this test supports clinical decisions about which women will benefit most from immediate follow-up. Laboratories can now use CINtecPLUS Cytology to triage positive results from the cobas ® HPV Test run on the fully integrated, automated and high-thr...
Source: Roche Investor Update - September 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Replicating a genome starts with a twist, a pinch, and a bit of a dance
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) DNA replication begins with a set of proteins--the Origin of Replication Complex (ORC). Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) researchers published images of the human ORC in exquisite detail, showing how it changes shapes in dramatic ways as it assembles around DNA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 16, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Individual EUAs for Molecular Diagnostic Tests for SARS-CoV-2
This table includes information about authorized SARS-CoV-2 molecular diagnostic tests. These EUAs have been issued for each individual test with certain conditions of authorization required of the manufacturer and authorized laboratories. (Source: FDA.gov) Visit our Lab Resource Center. The post Individual EUAs for Molecular Diagnostic Tests for SARS-CoV-2 first appeared on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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How Climate Change May Be Contributing to Our Political Instability
If you pick up the newspaper these days, it’s hard not to be overwhelmed by the headlines: historic wildfires, a deadly pandemic and an impending U.S. election unlike any in recent memory. When you take a step back, it seems a bit like the fabric of society is fraying. Climate change isn’t entirely responsible for any of these problems, but there is a growing body of literature suggesting that climate change shapes political and social stability. Research has shown repeatedly that warmer temperatures and more extreme weather contribute to a slew of adverse outcomes: violent crime, political instability and the...
Source: TIME: Science - September 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Prometheus Fuels licenses energy-saving ORNL ethanol-to-jet-fuel process
(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Prometheus Fuels has licensed an ethanol-to-jet-fuel conversion process developed by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The ORNL technology will enable cost-competitive production of jet fuel and co-production of butadiene for use in renewable polymer synthesis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 15, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

UTHealth joins trial to test antibodies and other experimental outpatient COVID treatments
(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) A study on the effectiveness of multiple treatments, including laboratory-made antibodies, at preventing mild COVID-19 from advancing to severe illness in the outpatient setting is underway by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Chinese virologist claims to have "smoking gun" evidence that COVID-19 is lab-created
(Natural News) Dr. Li-Meng Yan, M.D., Ph.D., a virologist from China who recently fled the communist country as well as her prestigious job at Hong Kong University (HKU), is back in the news with claims that the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) was created by Chinese scientists in a laboratory. Appearing on British television, Dr. Li-Meng talked... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Monoclonal antibodies to begin UK trial
Laboratory-made antibodies are to be trialled on 2,000 people with coronavirus in UK hospitals. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kissinger, Mattis, and Murdoch Possible Government Witnesses for the Prosecution against Elizabeth Holmes in Theranos Clinical Laboratory Testing Fraud Case
The federal trial, now set to begin in March 2021, could become a media spectacle given the marquee names on the witness list Clinical laboratories following the federal criminal proceedings against Theranos founder and former CEO Elizabeth Holmes will have to wait until next year for the case to go to trial. When it does, […] The post Kissinger, Mattis, and Murdoch Possible Government Witnesses for the Prosecution against Elizabeth Holmes in Theranos Clinical Laboratory Testing Fraud Case first appeared on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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CDC: Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee (CLIAC)
Announcement of a virtual public meeting of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Advisory Committee (CLIAC) to be held on October 28, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Eastern and October 29, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Eastern. Agenda items include agency updates from CDC, CMS, and FDA. The focus of the meeting is Clinical Laboratory Medicine in the Age of COVID-19 and will include presentations and discussions on preparedness and response: the partnership between clinical laboratories and public health; laboratory data exchanges during COVID-19; and the clinical laboratory's role in identifying health inequities durin...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 14, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Characteristics of U.S. Persons Who Died With COVID-19 Characteristics of U.S. Persons Who Died With COVID-19
This report analyzed detailed demographic and clinical data of more than 10,000 decedents with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO Names Nigerian Centre As African Reference Laboratory for Genome Research
[Premium Times] The African Centre of Excellence for the Genomics of Infectious Disease (ACEGID), Redeemer's University, Ede, Osun State, has been named one of the regional repository and bioinformatics centres by the WHO and Africa CDC to provide sequencing, data analysis and other technical support services to the countries where they are located as well as to neighbouring countries and countries in their sub-regions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news