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New lab will boost UN efforts to keep harmful insects at bay
The United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) today opened the doors of a new laboratory to help countries use a nuclear technique to keep harmful insects, such as mosquitoes and fruit flies, at bay. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - September 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Siemens Healthineers lands CE Mark for Atellica advanced diagnostics system
Siemens Healthineers (NYSE:SI) said today that its Atellica Solution won CE Mark and that the advanced diagnostic system is now available in Europe, the U.S., South America and Asia. The system consists of scalable immunoassay and chemistry analyzers, the company said, and can operate as a stand-alone system or connect to Aptio Automation. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Siemens Healthineers lands CE Mark for Atellica advanced diagnostics system appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - September 25, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Diagnostics Laboratory Instruments/Laboratory Supplies Regulatory/Compliance Siemens Source Type: news

How Close Is the End of Private Practice Pathology as We ’ve Known It?
Payers are cutting reimbursements for anatomic pathology services, making it essential for every pathology group to understand its financial present and future Certain pathology business leaders are warning their colleagues that the era of private pathology group practice domination of the anatomic pathology marketplace is about to end. The only question is how rapidly the […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 25, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations AIM Specialty Health anatomic pathology Avalon Healthcare Solutions BeaconLBS Br Source Type: news

With extra sugar, leaves get fat too
(DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory) Eat too much without exercising and you'll probably put on a few pounds. As it turns out, plant leaves do something similar. A new study shows that retaining sugars in plant leaves can make them get fat too. In plants, this extra fat accumulation could be a good thing. It could help turn plants into factories for making biofuels and other useful chemicals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 25, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Open-ended laboratory tests for cyclists could help athletes train better
(University of Kent) Scientists at the University of Kent's School of Sport and Exercise Sciences have discovered that cyclists can perform better when they do not have to pace their efforts.Using 17 experienced male cyclists in a series of tests, they compared open-ended Time-To-Exhaustion (TTE) trials that are often used in laboratories with race-like Time-Trials to measure endurance performance. All of the cyclists were blinded to elapsed time, power output, cadence and heart rate. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Unpalatable truths about laboratory-grown food | Letters
Synthetic meat and fish can ’t, on their own, provide an answer to climate change, arguesIain Climie, whileDavid Ridge envisages technical problems in taking the technology out of the lab, and onto people ’s platesSynthetic meat and fish (Is ‘Frankenfish’ the start of a food revolution?, G2, 21 September) could have huge benefits – although there are cheaper and simpler ways to improve food supplies, including better livestock practices, conservation plus careful use, integrated methods, silviculture and using different animals fed more sensibly. These ideas, technology and cutting waste ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 24, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Food science Synthetic biology Environment Food waste Climate change Agriculture Technology Food safety Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Sept. 22, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From the FDA’s clearance of Covalon’s film-drape to Bioventus launching its study, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. FDA clears Covalon’s MediClear OTC surgical film-drape Covalon announced in a Sept. 21 press release that the FDA has cleared its MediClear PreOp to market in U.S. hospitals, clinic and directly to patients without a prescription. The MediClear PreOp is a breathable, transparent, self-adhesive, silicone barrier film-drape that can conform to a patient’s skin at a planned incision or insertion si...
Source: Mass Device - September 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Business/Financial News Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Laboratory Instruments/Laboratory Supplies mHealth (Mobile Health) Research & Development Vascular Bioventus LLC Contego Medical Covalon Technologies Getinge Guerbe Source Type: news

South Africa: Health On Suspension of Forensic Analyst
[Govt of SA] The Department of Health has put one of its Forensic analysts, based in Pretoria Forensic Laboratory Services on precautionary suspension from employment in terms of clause 7.2 of the PSCBC resolution 1 of 2003 with full pay. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 22, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Because of Expanded Numbers of Patients with High-deductible Health Plans, Patients Are Now Responsible for 30% of Hospital Revenues
Medical laboratories and pathology groups should expect point-of-service collection strategies to become increasingly important to their overall success Not only is patient bad debt a growing problem for the nation’s hospitals, but it is now getting national attention within the hospital industry. This is bad news for clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups, because the […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 22, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement AccuReg Avality Brian Sanderson ClearBalance clinical laborat Source Type: news

Validation of telephone-based behavioral assessments in aging services clients - Conwell Y, Simning A, Driffill N, Xia Y, Tu X, Messing SP, Oslin D.
BACKGROUND: The Behavioral Health Laboratory (BHL), a telephone-based mental health assessment, is a cost-effective approach that can improve mental illness identification and management. The individual BHL instruments, which were originally designed to be... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Tiny diamonds could become best friends to youths with cleft palates
This study showed that our method has a contained, targeted and sustained effect, so we’re very excited about it,” Hong said.Previous experiments showed nanodiamonds to be safe within the body and to be excreted normally. Similarly, earlier work demonstrated that enzymes break down hydrogel.The researchers plan to continue laboratory studies and hope to bring their treatment to clinical trials. Their approach has implications for treating other craniofacial conditions and sleep apnea, as well as healing wounds and bone injuries.Other authors of the study were Dong-Keun Lee, Lawrence Lin, Hsin Chuan Pan, Deborah...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 22, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

More Than $500K in Prizes on the Line for Four Startups
It’s down to just four companies in the 2017 MedTech Innovator $500K Competition, whittled down from a field of almost 600 companies. The finalists, which emerged from the 20-company MedTech Innovator Accelerator, will vie for the top prize next week. Representatives from each company will pitch to an audience and judging panel during a session at The MedTech Conference in San Jose, CA on September 26. The panel of judges, which includes leaders from Johnson & Johnson, Baxter Ventures, Becton Dickinson, and Kaiser Permanente Ventures, will ask questions before the session audience casts their votes. The medical t...
Source: MDDI - September 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Marie Thibault Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Travel-Associated Melioidosis and Resulting Laboratory Exposures — United States, 2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - September 21, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Girl Found Trapped in Rubble as Rescuers Look for Survivors of Mexico Earthquake
(MEXICO CITY) — A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the rubble of her school stretched into a daylong vigil for Mexico, much of it broadcast across the nation as rescue workers still struggled in rain and darkness early Thursday trying to pick away unstable debris and reach her. The sight of her wiggling fingers early Wednesday became a symbol for the hope that drove thousands of professionals and volunteers to work frantically at dozens of wrecked buildings across the capital and nearby states looking for survivors of the magnitude 7.1 quake that killed at least 245 people in central Mexico and injured...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher Sherman, Maria Verza, Christine Armario / AP Tags: Uncategorized Earthquake Mexico mexico earthquake onetime Source Type: news

Neuron types in brain are defined by gene activity shaping their communication patterns
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) In a major step forward, scientists at CSHLtoday publish a discovery about the molecular-genetic basis of neuronal cell types. Neurons are the basic building blocks that wire up brain circuits supporting mental activities and behavior. The study, which involves sophisticated computational analysis of the messages transcribed from genes that are active in a neuron, points to patterns of cell-to-cell communication as the core feature that makes possible rigorous distinctions among neuron types across the mouse brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CSZ Testing Broadens Testing Capabilities with Drop Testing
CSZ, A Gentherm Company, is expanding its service offering from the Cincinnati, OH A2LA Accredited Test Laboratory. Drop-testing services have been added to the vast portfolio of environmental testing...(PRWeb September 21, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/09/prweb14712420.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Drone Sets New Record for Transporting Blood Samples
It could soon become the best delivery system in remote areas, researcher says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Laboratory Tests (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

After 20 Years, A Drug That Silences Genes Succeeds
A 1998 laboratory breakthrough that upended scientists ’ understanding of how genes work finally looks set to yield a new treatment for a rare hereditary disorder – and maybe a whole new type of drug. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff Tags: NASDAQ:ALNY NASDAQ:MDCO NYSE:SNY NASDAQ:IONS Source Type: news

Medicare Clinical Laboratory Price Cuts and Cost-cutting Predicted to be 2018 ’s Two Biggest Trends for Medical Laboratories in the United States
To offset the loss of revenue from the price cuts to Medicare Part B clinical laboratory tests, labs will need to aggressively—but wisely—slash costs to balance their budgets Any day now, Medicare officials will announce the Medicare Part B Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) for 2018. Both the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 20, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections dark daily home page darkdaily.com Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement Management & Operations News Source Type: news

Army research center maps LA Coliseum in 3-D for Homeland Security
(U.S. Army Research Laboratory) The US Army Research Laboratory's university partner - the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies, in collaboration with the Aerospace Corporation and Department of Homeland Security, created a three-dimensional reconstruction of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to help ensure the safety of its visitors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New $5.4 million grant to JAX funds studies of 'cognitive resilience' to Alzheimer's disease
(Jackson Laboratory) A new five-year grant totaling $5,382,423 to Jackson Laboratory (JAX) Assistant Professor Catherine Kaczorowski will fund research to explore why some people with a family history of Alzheimer's disease, and even brain changes associated with the disease, nevertheless manage to maintain their cognitive capabilities (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MDI Biological Laboratory study finds immune system is critical to regeneration
(Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory) The answer to the question of why some organisms can regenerate major body parts while others, such as humans, cannot may lie with the body's innate immune system, according to a new study of heart regeneration in the Mexican salamander by James Godwin, Ph.D., of the MDI Biological Laboratory. Godwin found that formation of new heart muscle tissue after a heart attack is dependent on the presence of macrophages, a type of white blood cell. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New study offers novel treatment strategy for patients with colon cancer
(Boston University School of Medicine) Colorectal cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. In a new study, researchers demonstrate for the first time that a previously uncharacterized protein is increased in colon cancer. The protein is immunoglobulin containing proline rich receptor-1 (IGPR-1) which was recently identified in the same laboratory as a cell adhesion molecule. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Latest lithium-ion battery uses water-salt solution, reducing risk of fire and explosion in household electronics
(Natural News) Researchers have devised a powerful and safe military-grade battery that can also be used in the home. The new technology opens the door for the development of safe, powerful, durable, and efficient 4-volt batteries. The latest lithium-ion battery was developed by tech experts at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and researchers from the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Clinical Trials Involve Gene Therapy
Treatment options for malignant mesothelioma may soon include customized gene therapy, according to thoracic surgeon and scientist Dr. Prasad Adusumilli at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Gene therapy involves a laboratory reprogramming of a patient’s own T cells, which are a type of white blood cell, to recognize and destroy the cancer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the first gene therapy specifically for pediatric leukemia, signaling the start of a new approach to cancer treatment in this country. The newly approved treatment is also known as chimeric antigen rece...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 19, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Tags: CAR T cell therapy checkpoint blockade chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy Dr. Andy Haas Dr. Prasad Adusumilli Dr. Scott Gottlieb FDA Commissioner gene therapy cancer gene therapy for mesothelioma immunotherapy clinical trial mali Source Type: news

Lesotho: HIV/Aids Lab Launched in Leribe
[Lesotho Times] OFFICIALS from the United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Ministry of Health this week launched the Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory at Motebang Hospital in Leribe which was recently refurbished to the tune of US$180 000 (R235 8558). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

You Asked: Are iPhones Waterproof?
You’ve dropped your expensive iPhone in a swimming pool, a lake, or (yecch) the toilet. Will it survive? Most likely, though the answer depends on how long it took a dunking, and the depth of that dunking. Most mobile phones are rated “water-resistant” (able to resist but not entirely withstand water penetration), not waterproof (impervious to water). That’s a matter of marketing and legal jargon more than anything. If you drop your phone in the water and it conks out as a result, the manufacturer doesn’t want to be on the hook for damages or having to hand you a free replacement. If your bran...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lance Whitney Tags: Uncategorized Apple iPhone 2017 iphone 7 iPhone 8 iphone x Source Type: news

LabCorp amends credit facility to $1 billion
Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE: LH) has amended its existing senior revolving credit facility, the company reported in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. LabCorp’s credit facility has been amended to consist of a five-year revolving facility in the amount of up to $1 billion, with the ability to be increased by up to $350 million, according to the filing. The credit facility can be used for general corporate purposes, including working capital, capital… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Ambitious neuroscience project to probe how the brain makes decisions
Combining expertise from 21 labs in Europe and the US, the International Brain Laboratory will attempt to answer one of the greatest mysteries of all timeWorld-leading neuroscientists have launched an ambitious project to answer one of the greatest mysteries of all time: how the brain decides what to do.The international effort will draw on expertise from 21 labs in the US and Europe to uncover for the first time where, when, and how neurons in the brain take information from the outside world, make sense of it, and work out how to respond.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 19, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Neuroscience World news Source Type: news

Avomeen Selects 3rd Annual 2017 Science Student Scholarship Program...
Avomeen Analytical Services, an Ann Arbor based chemical testing laboratory, is pleased to announce the recipients of its 2017 Science Student Award.(PRWeb September 19, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/09/prweb14710313.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Senate Advances Biomedical Spending Bill
The Senate Appropriations Committee has passed legislation that would increase funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by $2 billion. If approved, the budget for NIH would be on a path to have its budget increase by 20 percent from 2016 through 2018. The legislation also includes a provision that would prevent the administration from reducing the reimbursement rate for indirect costs for universities and other research grantees. Indirect costs are not directly identifiable with a specific research project, but are required for an organization to do the research. Examples of indirect costs include laboratory oc...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 18, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

LabCorp amends credit facility to $1 billion
Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (NYSE: LH) has amended its existing senior revolving credit facility, the company reported in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. LabCorp’s credit facility has been amended to consist of a five-year revolving facility in the amount of up to $1 billion, with the ability to be increased by up to $350 million, according to the filing. The credit facility can be used for general corporate purposes, including working capital, capital… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 18, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Owlstone Medical and UK ’s NHS Study Whether Breath Contains Useful Biomarkers That Could Be Used in Medical Laboratory Tests for Multiple Cancers
Owlstone Medical’s breath biopsy platform takes aim at breath biomarkers for an earlier diagnosis of cancer; could it supplant tissue biopsies sent to pathology labs? For many years, medical laboratory scientists and pathologists have known that human breath contains molecules and substances that have the potential to be used as biomarkers for detecting different diseases […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 18, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory News Laboratory Testing Uncategorized Addenbrooke’s Hospital Aviva Ventures Billy Boyle Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre cl Source Type: news

Nigeria: Lagos Completes 'Nigeria's First DNA Laboratory' - Official
[Premium Times] The Lagos State Government on Sunday said it had completed the construction of the first ever high-powered DNA Forensic Laboratory in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

PinPoint Pegs Florida for Expansion
PinPoint Testing LLC of Little Rock, which offers drug testing and consulting services, is in the process of acquiring a clinical laboratory in Orlando, Florida. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 18, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Enzyme's worth to biofuels shown in latest NREL research
(DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory) An enzyme discovered at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) proves adept at breaking down cellulose fibers regardless of whether their crystalline structure is simple or highly complex. No other enzyme has shown that ability. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 18, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

How Common Are Twins?
Discussion Twinning is the conception and development of more than one zygote during one pregnancy. Monozygotic (MZ) twins arise from one zygote that then splits to form two embryos so that the twins are necessarily of the same gender (male-male or female-female). Dizygotic (DZ) twinning arises from the development of two independent zygotes and therefore the genders may be the same or different (male-male, female-female or male-female). Increased risks of spontaneous DZ twinning includes increased maternal age, parity and gravity, family history including familial clustering, maternal obesity and overweight and smoking. ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 18, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Single-injection vaccine device still a long way off
Conclusion Injection of a microstructure device that can give time-delayed release of a vaccine or drug could have great potential in medicine. As the researchers noted, the structures are tiny and fully biodegradable, so they shouldn't cause a foreign-body reaction. But they also mentioned the size – the lightweight device could only hold a small amount of solution. However, the researchers suggested that varying the wall thickness to create larger cores could greatly increase the device's capacity. At this stage, the device has only been tested in a single experiment in mice. Further research in mice would be nee...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Uganda: Arrested Health Worker a Quack - State House
[Monitor] Kampala -One of the suspects who was arrested at Naguru-China Friendship Hospital after asking the State Minister for Health, Ms Sarah Opendi, for a bribe, has been masquerading as a laboratory technologist for six years without any qualifications. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Comparison of a head mounted impact measurement device to the Hybrid III anthropomorphic testing device in a controlled laboratory setting - Schussler E, Stark D, Bolte JH, Kang YS, Onate JA.
BACKGROUND: Reports estimate that 1.6 to 3.8 million cases of concussion occur in sports and recreation each year in the United States. Despite continued efforts to reduce the occurrence of concussion, the rate of diagnosis continues to increase. The mecha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Helmer Scientific Laboratory Equipment now Offered Through Attainia
Helmer Scientific announces partnership with Attainia, Inc., an industry leader in online sourcing for capital equipment planning for the healthcare market.(PRWeb September 16, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/09/prweb14700330.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

I Went to the London ‘FriendsFest’ and All I Got Was a Free Bar of Mockolate
Stepping under a dripping white banner reading “Oh. My. God.” and “My sandwich?!,” while the Rembrandts sang that they’d be there for me “when the rain starts to pour” was not the most inspiring start to a drizzly FriendsFest – Comedy Central’s annual tribute to the iconic nineties sitcom. Friends may have ended 13 years ago (three years longer than it was on television in the first place), but that did not seem the case when looking around damp, dark Clissold Park in Stoke Newington, London, on Thursday evening. Around 100 people – many of whom would have been yo...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Samuelson / London Tags: Uncategorized Friends Television United Kingdom Source Type: news

As NASA ’s Cassini mission flames out over Saturn, scientists mark bittersweet end of mission
In the dark of the early morning, planetary scientist Andy Ingersoll stood alone and slightly stooped at a coffee cart at NASA ’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. More than 900 million miles across the solar system, the 2-ton Cassini spacecraft that he worked on for more than 20 years was being ripped... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - September 15, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Deborah Netburn Source Type: news

NASA ’s Cassini Spacecraft Has Crashed Into Saturn, Ending a 20-Year Journey
(CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — NASA’s Cassini spacecraft disintegrated in the skies above Saturn early Friday in a final, fateful blaze of cosmic glory, following a remarkable journey of 20 years. Confirmation of Cassini’s expected demise came about 7:55 a.m. EDT. That’s when radio signals from the spacecraft — its last scientific gifts to Earth — came to an abrupt halt. The radio waves went flat, and the spacecraft fell silent. Cassini actually burned up like a meteor 83 minutes earlier as it dove through Saturn’s atmosphere, becoming one with the giant gas planet it set out in 1997 to ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized onetime space Source Type: news

Medical Laboratories Could Be Threatening the Survival of Horseshoe Crabs
Horseshoe crabs have been utilized by the biomedical industry to save millions of lives around the globe for years. But now researchers fear the practice of bleeding them may be threatening their survival Many medical laboratory scientists are aware that horseshoe crabs are harvested to get their blue blood and the limulus amebocyte lysate, or […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 15, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations Source Type: news

Watch Live: NASA ’s Cassini Spacecraft Self-Destructs in ‘Grand Finale’ on Saturn
NASA will bid farewell to its history-making Cassini spacecraft, which has been studying Saturn for more than a dozen years and is slated to self-destruct in a “grand finale” on the planet early Friday. Since 2004, the Cassini spacecraft has been orbiting Saturn and snapping groundbreaking photos of the planet’s rings and moons. The mission has given scientists their closest look at the mysterious planet. “No spacecraft has ever ventured so close to the planet before,” NASA said in a news release. But because it has been running low on fuel, NASA decided to end its mission by allowing the spac...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized onetime space space 2017 Source Type: news

Watch live as NASA's Cassini spacecraft says goodbye from 900 million miles away
NASA ’s Cassini spacecraft will plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere early Friday morning, vaporizing like a small meteor in the Saturnian sky.Here on Earth, mission leaders will gather at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Ca ñada Flintridge to await the signal that their beloved spacecraft is no more... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - September 15, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Deborah Netburn Source Type: news

Farewell to the Cassini Probe, America ’s Emissary to Saturn
NASA flight planners have a long history of murdering their favorite space probes. They plan the ships, they build the ships — and at some point they wind up killing the ships. The Ranger probes — the first NASA spacecraft to touch the moon—were crash-landers. They were designed for one job: to fly straight toward the lunar face, switch on their cameras in the final 14 minutes of their journey, when they were just 1,500 miles from the surface, and then capture as many pictures as they could before vaporizing themselves in a violent, fireless crash on the moon’s airless surface. The Messenger probe, ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized cassini messenger NASA Ranger saturn space space 2017 Source Type: news

SCAW IACUC Wildlife Conference: Oct. 30 – Nov. 1, San Diego, CA
The Scientists Center for Animal Welfare (SCAW) will present a Wildlife Conference “Meeting the Challenges of IACUC Oversight in Fish and Wildlife Research” on October 30 to November 1, 2017, in San Diego, CA. This 3-day conference is for individuals who work with laboratory animals in research, testing and education. These include IACUC members and administrators, Principal I nvestigators, veterinarians, regulatory personnel and laboratory animal care staff. (Source: OLAW News)
Source: OLAW News - September 14, 2017 Category: Research Authors: hamptonl Source Type: news

Natural molecule appears to shut off cancer cells' energy source
(Duke University Medical Center) Researchers at Duke Cancer Institute have not only untangled an unusual wiring system that cancer cells use for carbohydrate metabolism, but also identified a natural compound that appears to selectively shut down this system in laboratory studies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news