FDA Grants Orphan Drug Designation to Novel Mesothelioma Treatment
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted orphan drug designation to ONCOFID-P for the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma, a step toward another potential therapy option for patients. ONCOFID-P is an innovative drug conjugate already in advanced clinical development for the treatment of invasive bladder cancer. The mesothelioma designation is based on preclinical data showing high antitumor activity in laboratory and mice models. Fidia Farmaceutici, a multinational research company based in Italy, announced the latest FDA designation, which is designed to encourage the development of novel drugs, par...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 28, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

OIG Report Finds Management Deficiencies at VA Hospital Kept Alcohol-Impaired Pathologist on the Job
VA Office of Inspector General recommends changes in management processes after doctor is sentenced to long federal prison term In a compelling report, the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) found that a host of management failures and “deficiencies in the facility’s quality management processes” at an Arkansas VA hospital […] The post OIG Report Finds Management Deficiencies at VA Hospital Kept Alcohol-Impaired Pathologist on the Job appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 28, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations 10% peer review 2-methyl-2-butanol 2M2B anatomic pathology clinical laboratory cl Source Type: news

Partial COVID-19 vaccination, vaccination following SARS-CoV-2 infection and heterologous vaccination schedule: summary of evidence, ECDC
Key messages This document provides a review of evidence on three topics of interest (effectiveness of partial vaccination, immunogenicity and effectiveness of vaccination for previously infected individuals and safety and immunogenicity of heterologous schedules) to inform ongoing decision-making in relation to national vaccination policies and strategies in the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) countries. Partial vaccination • Available data, across different population groups and SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern (VOCs), confirm that the protection against asymptomatic and symptomatic infection and se...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CDC Announces Presence of Rare, Tropical Illness in Three Non-adjacent States and Genetic Testing Indicates There May Be a Common Source of Exposure
Microbiologists will want to take note of the CDC’s statement that the illness can masquerade as other diseases It is the latest example of a bacterium uncommon in the United States that has infected patients in this country—one of whom has died. The three infected patients live in separate states, but genetic analysis indicates their […] The post CDC Announces Presence of Rare, Tropical Illness in Three Non-adjacent States and Genetic Testing Indicates There May Be a Common Source of Exposure appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Fauci backed virus experiments 'despite pandemic risk' + more
Anthony Fauci Backed Virus Experiments ‘Despite Pandemic Risk’ (Natural News) The Australian reported: America’s top medical adviser for the coronavirus, Anthony Fauci, argued that the benefits of experimenting on contagious viruses – manipulating and heightening their infectious potency – was worth the risk of a laboratory accident sparking a pandemic. In previously unreported remarks, Dr. Fauci supported the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Jeremy Farrar: ‘A September 2020 lockdown would have saved a lot of lives’
The Wellcome Trust director and Sage member on what politicians and scientists got right and wrong on Covid and why we need an immediate public inquiryCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageJeremy Farrar is the director of the Wellcome Trust, a former professor of tropical medicine at the University of Oxford and a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage). He has just published his account of the Covid crisis –Spike: The Virus vthe People - in which he attacks the government for delaying a lockdown last autumn and describes the scientific and medical efforts that went ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 25, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Anthony Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Microbiology Medical research Science Politics books Chris Whitty Patrick Vallance Source Type: news

No effect of chronotype on sleepiness, alertness, and sustained attention during a single night shift - Reiter AM, Sargent C, Roach GD.
The study's aim was to examine the effect of chronotype on cognitive performance during a single night shift. Data were collected from 72 (36f) young, healthy adults in a laboratory study. Participants had a 9 h sleep period (03:00-12:00) followed by an 8 ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Decision making and impulsivity in young adult cannabis users - O'Donnell BF, Skosnik PD, Hetrick WP, Fridberg DJ.
Aims: Chronic cannabis users show impairments on laboratory measures of decision making which reflect risk factors for initiation and continued use of cannabis. However, the differential sensitivity of these tasks to cannabis use has not been established. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

How Laboratory Testing Supports Clinical Trials
Explore the importance of histology and biomarker evaluation for oncology clinical trials. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 23, 2021 Category: Science Tags: The Marketplace Source Type: news

On-demand Video Service Hulu Gets Underway on TV Miniseries Documenting Rise and Fall of Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes
Six-episode show is based on popular ABC Radio podcast “The Dropout,” which focused on the three-year investigation that brought down clinical laboratory test developer Theranos While former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes awaits the start of her August 31 criminal fraud trial in a federal court in Northern California, one streaming video service is lining up […] The post On-demand Video Service Hulu Gets Underway on TV Miniseries Documenting Rise and Fall of Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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CAR T-Cell Therapy Showing Promise with Pleural Mesothelioma
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center continues its drive toward a future that may involve innovative CAR T-cell therapy as part of standard-of-care treatment for malignant pleural mesothelioma. The latest step was a clinical trial exploring a first-in-human, intrapleural-administered CAR T-cell therapy used in combination with pembrolizumab, a well-known immunotherapy drug also known by the brand name Keytruda. Results were impressive, including a 23.9-month median overall survival and an 83% one-year survival rate for patients. Cancer Discovery published the single-center study results July 15. “There is ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 22, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Chris Elkins Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Weighs Options for Talc Liabilities
Johnson & Johnson is considering the creation of a new subsidiary to absorb its widespread asbestos liabilities, according to reports in The Wall Street Journal and other news outlets. The J&J subsidiary would then declare Chapter 11 bankruptcy, potentially saving the multinational corporation billions of dollars. Reuters News Service also reported the subsidiary possibility, citing unnamed personal injury attorneys who learned of the option while negotiating their current claims with J&J officials. A spokesperson for Johnson & Johnson would not confirm the reports.  “Johnson & J...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 22, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Chris Elkins Source Type: news

Locascio Nominated to Return to NIST as Director
President Biden has nominated bioengineer Laurie Locascio to lead the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Locascio was a longtime employee of the agency who rose through the ranks to oversee all laboratory programs across its campuses in Maryland and Colorado. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - July 22, 2021 Category: Physics Authors: aschwarber Source Type: news

Ivermectin for preventing and treating COVID-19
This study reported results for development of COVID-19 symptoms (but not confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection) and unwanted events, but in a way that we could not include in our analyses. This study did not look at hospital admissions.Main results explainedMain authors of the review, Maria Popp and Stephanie Weibel said: “The lack of good quality evidence on efficacy and safety of ivermectin arises from a study pool that consists mainly of small, insufficiently powered RCTs with overall limited quality regarding study design, conduct, and reporting. Current evidence does not support using ivermectin for treating o r preve...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 22, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

EMA starts rolling review of COVID-19 vaccine Vidprevtyn (Sanofi Pasteur), EMA (published 20th July 2021)
The decision to review this vaccine is based on preliminary results from laboratory and early clinical studies in adults suggesting it effectively triggers antibody production. It is a protein-based vaccine that contains a laboratory-grown version of the spike protein. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

After meeting with inaugural class of 23 students in Pre-Medical Opportunity Program at Upstate Medical, SUNY chancellor announces he will double investment in program
SUNY's Pre-Medical Opportunity Program started at Upstate this week for the 23 students with lectures, laboratory sessions, and classes to prepare the scholars for medical school entrance exams and their final undergraduate credits. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - July 22, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: News Source Type: news

Cancer Researchers Use Astronomy Analysis Algorithms to Develop Platform for Locating and Examining Predictive Biomarkers in Tumors
Yet another example that technologies from non-medical fields continue to find their way into anatomic pathology and clinical laboratory medicine Anatomic pathologists and medical laboratory scientists may soon have new tools in the fight against cancer, thanks to researchers at the Mark Foundation Center for Advanced Genomics and Imaging at Johns Hopkins University and Bloomberg-Kimmel […] The post Cancer Researchers Use Astronomy Analysis Algorithms to Develop Platform for Locating and Examining Predictive Biomarkers in Tumors appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 21, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Clinical Laboratory/Pathology Automation, Analyzers, Testing Systems Digital Pathology Instruments & Equipment Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Precision Medicine Alexander S. Szalay PhD anatomic pathology Anti-PD- Source Type: news

Tiny organisms shed big light on ocean nutrients
(Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences) Sweeping changes in marine nutrients may seem to be a likely consequence of increasing global temperatures; however, new research suggests that processes below the ocean surface could play a larger role than previously thought. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study links vaccine immune response to age
(Oregon Health& Science University) Older people appear to have fewer antibodies against the novel coronavirus, a new laboratory study from Oregon Health& Science University suggests. With vaccine uptake slowing in Oregon and across United States, researchers say their findings underscore the importance of promoting vaccinations in local communities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 21, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Cancer Researchers Use Astronomy Analysis Algorithms to Develop Platform for Locating and Examining Predictive Biomarkers in Tumors
Yet another example that technologies from non-medical fields continue to find their way into anatomic pathology and clinical laboratory medicine Anatomic pathologists and medical laboratory scientists may soon have new tools in the fight against cancer, thanks to researchers at the Mark Foundation Center for Advanced Genomics and Imaging at Johns Hopkins University and Bloomberg-Kimmel […] The post Cancer Researchers Use Astronomy Analysis Algorithms to Develop Platform for Locating and Examining Predictive Biomarkers in Tumors appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 20, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Clinical Laboratory/Pathology Automation, Analyzers, Testing Systems Digital Pathology Instruments & Equipment Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Precision Medicine Alexander S. Szalay PhD anatomic pathology Anti-PD- Source Type: news

WHO admits it lied about covid origins, "fact checkers" refuse to issue apologies or retractions
(Natural News) The World Health Organization (WHO) is finally admitting that it lied about the origin of the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19). After earlier insisting that there was no way the Chinese Virus came from a Chinese laboratory, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus now says that it is entirely possible that the Wuhan Flu was cooked... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mark Foundation funds Jackson Laboratory scientists to study immunotherapy side effects
(The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research) The Mark Foundation for Cancer Research announces a $1 million grant to The Jackson Laboratory to study the relationship between genetics and the harmful side effects of cancer immunotherapy using mice engineered with humanized immune systems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 20, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

NIH Director Francis Collins and NASA Astronaut Kate Rubins to keynote joint session at ISSRDC
(International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory) Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, and NASA astronaut Dr. Kate Rubins will keynote Day 1 of the 2021 International Space Station Research and Development Conference (ISSRDC). The virtual keynote session, taking place the morning of August 3, 2021, is expected to touch on the important research and development being done on the International Space Station (ISS), the value that research brings to humanity and to our nation, and potential opportunities for future innovation and discovery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New study investigates formation of dangerous compounds by e-cigarettes
(Desert Research Institute) Scientists with the Desert Research Institute (DRI) Organic Analytical Laboratory in Reno, Nev., led by Andrey Khlystov, Ph.D., have been awarded a $1.5M grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the formation of dangerous compounds by electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Enzyme-based plastics recycling is more energy efficient, better for environment
(DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Researchers in the BOTTLE Consortium, including from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the University of Portsmouth, have identified using enzymes as a more sustainable approach for recycling polyethylene terephthalate (PET), a common plastic in single-use beverage bottles, clothing, and food packaging that are becoming increasingly relevant in addressing the environmental challenge of plastic pollution. An analysis shows enzyme-recycled PET has potential improvement over conventional, fossil-based methods of PET production across a broad spectrum of energy, carb...
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 20, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Swiss Researchers Develop a Multi-omic Tumor Profiler to Inform Clinical Decision Support and Guide Precision Medicine Therapy for Cancer Patients
New biomarkers for cancer therapies derived from the research could usher in superior clinical laboratory diagnostics that identify a patient’s suitability for personalized drug therapies and treatments In another advancement toward accurate precision medicine, Swiss researchers from the University Hospitals of Zurich and Basel, ETH Zurich, the University of Zurich, and pharmaceutical company Roche have […] The post Swiss Researchers Develop a Multi-omic Tumor Profiler to Inform Clinical Decision Support and Guide Precision Medicine Therapy for Cancer Patients appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 19, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Digital Pathology International Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Molecular Diagnostics, Genetic Testing, Whole Gene Sequencing Precision Medicine anatomic pathology Cancer Cell clinical laboratory clinical patholog Source Type: news

Deconstructing the infectious machinery of SARS-CoV-2
(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Scientists from three national labs have published a comprehensive study that - alongside other recent, complementary studies of coronavirus proteins and genetics - represents the first step toward developing treatments for COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 19, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ocean microbes team up brilliantly to gather food when it's scarce
(Marine Biological Laboratory) What's a hungry marine microbe to do when the pickings are slim? It must capture nutrients - nitrogen, phosphorus, or iron - to survive, yet in vast expanses of the ocean, nutrients are extremely scarce. One ingenious solution to this challenge is reported this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 19, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

South Africa: Health and Unrest - Nhls and Medicines Distribution Impacted
[spotlight] Unrest over the last week has severely impacted medicines distribution and laboratory services in Kwazulu-Natal and Gauteng. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A descriptive analysis of notional casualties sustained at the Joint Readiness Training Center: implications for health service support during large-scale combat operations - April MD, Stednick PJ, Christian NB.
We describe the casualty outcomes during largescale combat operations as part of a J... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

China Reviewing WHO Plan for Next Phase of Virus-Origin Probe
China said it was reviewing plans for further inquiry into the origins of the coronavirus, after the World Health Organization chief urged Beijing to cooperate in the next phase of the investigation. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told a regular news briefing Friday that Beijing was mulling over a proposal made by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Zhao reaffirmed China’s position that any decision on continuing the probe “should be reached by all members through consultation.” “The Chinese side noted the draft plan made by Tedros and the secretariat and the Chinese sid...
Source: TIME: Health - July 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized China Londontime wire Source Type: news

South Africa: SA Records 16,435 New Covid-19 Cases
[SAnews.gov.za] South Africa has recorded 16 435 new COVID-19 cases, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 253 240. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

US Department of Veterans Affairs ’ Million Veterans Program Receives Its 125,000th Whole Human Genome Sequence from Personalis Inc.
As many clinical laboratory scientists know, gene sequencing technology continues to become faster, more accurate, and less expensive per whole human genome sequenced In February, Dark Daily reported that Personalis, Inc. (NASDAQ:PSNL) had delivered its 100,000th whole human genome sequence to the US Department of Veterans Affairs Million Veterans Program (VA MVP). Now, the Menlo […] The post US Department of Veterans Affairs’ Million Veterans Program Receives Its 125,000th Whole Human Genome Sequence from Personalis Inc. appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 16, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Resources Laboratory Testing Molecular Diagnostics, Genetic Testing, Whole Gene Sequencing Precision Medicine All of Us Research Program anatomic Source Type: news

World's first 3D-printed steel footbridge unveiled by robot in Amsterdam
(Imperial College London) The world's first 3D-printed steel structure, a 'living laboratory' bridge developed by Imperial and The Alan Turing Institute, has been unveiled by a robot in Amsterdam. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Encouraging Digital Laboratory Management Solutions
A cloud-based platform enables researchers to effectively manage their laboratories. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 14, 2021 Category: Science Tags: Research Products Blog Source Type: news

Laura Tafe, MD, Elected President of the Association for Molecular Pathology
Laura J. Tafe, MD, associate professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Geisel has been elected the president-elect of the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP). (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - July 14, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: NonPerson Geisel Web Service Acct Tags: News Press Release pathology Source Type: news

Laura Tafe Elected President of the Association for Molecular Pathology
Laura J. Tafe, MD, associate professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Geisel has been elected the president-elect of the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP). (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - July 14, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: NonPerson Geisel Web Service Acct Tags: News Press Release pathology Source Type: news

Meet Avalon Healthcare Solutions, a 2021 Fast 50 honoree
Avalon is a health care information technology and specialty benefit management company focused on laboratory testing and a 2021 Fast 50 honoree. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 14, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Erickson Source Type: news

Mesenchymal Stem Cells in COVID-19 Mesenchymal Stem Cells in COVID-19
Might mesenchymal stem cells have a therapeutic role in critically ill patients suffering from COVID-19? This paper looks at the current state of research.Laboratory Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Australian Company Launches At-Home Genetic Test in the US That Claims to Identify a Person ’s ‘Risk’ for Contracting the SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus. But What Science Supports the Test’s Ability to Accurately Assess Risk?
Since all Americans have access to free COVID-19 vaccines, many pathologists and clinical lab managers will ask if this test is even necessary. Some experts say “maybe” Here’s another example of genetic test developers who are willing to push boundaries and sell a diagnostic test directly to consumers that has some diagnostic experts and pathologists […] The post Australian Company Launches At-Home Genetic Test in the US That Claims to Identify a Person’s ‘Risk’ for Contracting the SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus. But What Science Supports the Test’s Ability to Accurately Assess Risk...
Source: Dark Daily - July 14, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: International Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Molecular Diagnostics, Genetic Testing, Whole Gene Sequencing Precision Medicine anatomic pathology clinical laboratory clinical pathology Coronavirus COVID-19 COVID Source Type: news

ISSRDC to feature in-space production applications and its impact on the space economy
(International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory) International Space Station Research and Development Conference brings the science taking place on humankind's greatest technical and research platform to your virtual office. Including sessions on how the orbiting laboratory is furthering in-space production efforts to improve life terrestrially and drive a market in low Earth orbit. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pierre Vanderhaeghen awarded for his pioneering research
(Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)) The jury of the 10th edition of the Remedios Caro Almela Prize for Research in Developmental Neurobiology has decided to award this prize to Pierre Vanderhaeghen, director of the stem cell and developmental neurobiology laboratory of the VIB-KU Leuven Center for Research on the Brain and its Diseases (Belgium). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 14, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

CS Analytical Laboratory Announces Installation of PTI Suite of CCI...
The PTI instruments will play a critical role in the USP〈1207〉Container Closure Integrity testing services offered by CS Analytical. The ability to offer multiple technologies is critical in the leak...(PRWeb July 14, 2021)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/cs_analytical_laboratory_announces_installation_of_pti_suite_of_cci_instruments_in_support_of_its_usp1207service_offering/prweb18066210.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Megalab opens to bolster fight against COVID-19
The UK ’s first testing megalab – the Rosalind Franklin laboratory in Royal Leamington Spa has opened and will be processing hundreds of thousands of COVID-19 samples every day to rapidly detect new variants and help stop the spread of the virus. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - July 14, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Safe space: the cosmic importance of planetary quarantine
As the pace and ambition of space exploration accelerates, preventing Earth-born organisms from hitching a ride has become more urgent than ever“This, what you’re doing today, never happens,” Nasa’s David Seidel told us. “This is a rare chance,” agreed the director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Michael Watkins, welcoming us into the lab’s spacecraft assembly facility, located in the hills outside Pasadena, California. The exceedingly unusual adventure awaiting us was a trip into the clean room where Perseverance, Nasa’s latest Mars rover, having been assembled under condi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 13, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley Tags: Space Infectious diseases Nasa Biology Mars Source Type: news

Preventing lung cancer's unwelcome return
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) Approximately 15% of lung cancer tumors are caused by a mutation in a growth receptor called EGFR. An effective drug can kill most of the cancer cells, but the tumor eventually grows back. CSHL Visiting Scientist Raffaella Sordella and her team investigated the molecular mechanisms behind this relapse. They discovered that some of the cells were resistant to the EGFR treatment; they survived using a parallel pathway. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 13, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Dartmouth Engineering professor selected to direct new Brazilian biofuels lab
(Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth) Lee Lynd, Professor of Engineering at Dartmouth, will be the founding Director of the new Advanced Second Generation (A2G) Biofuel Laboratory located at the University of Campinas (Unicamp) in Brazil. The lab's mission is to develop and enable technology to sustainably produce bioethanol, an alternative to fossil fuel, from inedible agricultural products at a much lower cost than is currently possible. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 13, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Mechanical stimuli significantly influence organ growth
(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) In addition to chemical factors, mechanical influences play an important role in the natural growth of human organs such as kidneys, lungs and mammary glands - but also in the development of tumors. Now a research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has investigated the process in detail using organoids, three-dimensional model systems of such organs which are produced in the laboratory. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 13, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

UC Davis partners with Thermo Fisher Scientific on clinical research center near Aggie Square
The University of California Davis has partnered with a giant in laboratory equipment to study clinical applications of a rapidly growing field of study. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 12, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Emily Hamann Source Type: news

UC Davis partners with Thermo Fisher Scientific on clinical research center near Aggie Square
The University of California Davis has partnered with a giant in laboratory equipment to study clinical applications of a rapidly growing field of study. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 12, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Emily Hamann Source Type: news