UCLA Researchers Discover Organisms in Semen Microbiome That Affect Sperm Motility and Male Fertility
Study findings could lead to new clinical laboratory testing biomarkers designed to assess for male infertility Clinical laboratories are increasingly performing tests that have as their biomarkers the DNA and enzymes found in human microbiota. And microbiologists and epidemiologists know that like other environments within the human body, semen has its own microbiome. Now, a […] The post UCLA Researchers Discover Organisms in Semen Microbiome That Affect Sperm Motility and Male Fertility appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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UCLA Samueli to lead $4 million cell research project funded by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Key takeawaysThe grant will fund a three-year collaboration among researchers at UCLA, USC and Caltech to advance cell and tissue engineering technologies.The project, led by UCLA ’s Dino Di Carlo, will engineer, manipulate and analyze cell-to-cell interactions that underlie complex multicellular systems in the body.Di Carlo said he aims for the collaboration to develop into a long-term partnership across institutions to advance biotechnology in Los Angeles.The Chan Zuckerberg Initiativetoday announced a $4 million grant to support research led by the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering that will examine cellular behavio...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 29, 2024 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Scientist fed classified information to China, says Canada intelligence report
Report says Xiangguo Qiu secretly worked with Wuhan Institute for Virology and posed a ‘threat to Canada’s economic security’A leading research scientist at Canada ’s highest-security laboratory provided confidential scientific information to Chinese institutions, met secretly with officials and posed “a realistic and credible threat toCanada’s economic security” according to newly released intelligence reports.The dismissal of Xiangguo Qiu and her husband, Keding Cheng, has been shrouded in mystery ever since the couple were escorted from Winnipeg ’s National Microbiology Laboratory in 2019 and formally fi...
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Interim Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness Against Laboratory-Confirmed Influenza - California, October 2023-January 2024
This report describes estimated vaccine effectiveness for laboratory-confirmed flu in California. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
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New Bioscience Lab Expands Access to Fast, Affordable Bioscience Testing
Newly Opened Lab in Miamisburg, Ohio, Promises Easier Access to More-Economical Bioscience Testing MIAMISBURG, Ohio, Feb. 29, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Bioscension Laboratory Services (Bioscension) today announced the opening of a full-service bioscience testing lab in Miamisburg, Ohio.... (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
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Fired scientists in Canada failed to acknowledge links to China, newly released records say
Two scientists at a high-security infectious disease laboratory in Canada lost their jobs after security reviews found they failed to protect sensitive material and information and did not acknowledge links with China, newly released records show (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Fired scientists in Canada failed to protect sensitive information, newly released records say
Two scientists at a high-security infectious disease laboratory in Canada lost their jobs after security reviews found they failed to protect sensitive assets and information, newly released records show (Source: ABC News: Health)
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Scientist fired from Winnipeg disease lab intentionally worked to benefit China: CSIS report
One of the scientists who was fired from Canada's top infectious disease laboratory "intentionally" shared scientific information with China — potentially putting people's health in jeopardy, says an assessment by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS).   (Source: CBC | Health)
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CS Analytical Laboratory Announces Successful FDA Inspection - No Observations
The successful completion of an FDA inspection represents a key milestone for CS Analytical and is a testament to our unwavering dedication to state-of-the-art quality, a strong focus on continuous improvement and the team's diligence in ensuring the highest standards of safety and... (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
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Nigeria: Scientists Show How Stress Eases Cancer Cells' Growth, Spread
[Daily Trust] A team at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York has found how chronic stress leads to the formation of sticky webs of white blood cells, called neutrophils, which make it easier for cancer cells to invade tissues. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 28, 2024 Category: African Health Tags: Health and Medicine Nigeria Science and Biotechnology West Africa Source Type: news

Separate Reports Shed Light on Why CDC SARS-CoV-2 Test Kits Failed During Start of COVID-19 Pandemic
HHS Office of Inspector General was the latest to examine the quality control problems that led to distribution of inaccurate test to clinical laboratories nationwide Failure on the part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to produce accurate, dependable SARS-CoV-2 clinical laboratory test kits at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic continues […] The post Separate Reports Shed Light on Why CDC SARS-CoV-2 Test Kits Failed During Start of COVID-19 Pandemic appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Quintus Extends Portfolio of Solid-State Battery Presses with Compact MIB 120 Laboratory Model
Smaller Unit Incorporates Performance Parameters of Larger Equipment VÄSTERÅS, Sweden, Feb. 27, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Isostatic pressure has been shown to be a key process to ensure solid-state battery performance. This has now led to Quintus Technologies' introduction of a... (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
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Australia Moves to Fully Eliminate Cervical Cancer by 2035, Especially in Underserved and Diverse Populations
By emphasizing HPV vaccinations while having clinical laboratories continue to perform Pap smears, Australia’s rate of cervical cancer has dropped notably There is currently a global push to completely eradicate cervical cancer and Australia is leading the way with increased funding. It is also focusing on hard-to-reach and underserved populations. Australia is hoping to be […] The post Australia Moves to Fully Eliminate Cervical Cancer by 2035, Especially in Underserved and Diverse Populations appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Ancient glue, crochet microbes, and more stories you might have missed this week
How did horses spread across North America? What can ancient DNA tell us about Down syndrome in people who lived long ago? And why is one microbiologist making bacteria out of yarn? Check out the answers below in some of our favorite selections from Science ’s daily newsletter, Science Adviser . Indigenous and Western scientists team up to reconstruct the history of North American horses Established in 1923, the Newcomb Cleveland Prize is AAAS’s oldest prize, awarded annually to the authors of an “outstanding” Science paper. This year’...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 23, 2024 Category: Science Source Type: news

Rice University Researchers Are Developing an Implantable Cancer Therapeutic Device That May Reduce Cancer Deaths by Half
Immunotherapy device could also enable clinical laboratories to receive in vivo biomarker data wirelessly Researchers from Rice University in Houston and seven other states in the US are working on a new oncotherapy sense-and-respond implant that could dramatically improve cancer outcomes. Called Targeted Hybrid Oncotherapeutic Regulation (THOR), the technology is intended primarily for the delivery […] The post Rice University Researchers Are Developing an Implantable Cancer Therapeutic Device That May Reduce Cancer Deaths by Half appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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