The competitive reaction time task: the development and scientific utility of a flexible laboratory aggression paradigm - Warburton WA, Bushman BJ.
Laboratory measures play an important role in the study of aggression because they allow researchers to make causal inferences. However, these measures have also been criticized. In particular, the competitive reaction time task (CRTT) has been criticized ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Testing the effects of a virtual reality game for aggressive impulse management (VR-GAIME): study protocol - Smeijers D, Koole SL.
Background: Prior laboratory findings indicate that training avoidance movements to angry faces may lower anger and aggression among healthy participants, especially those high in trait anger. To enrich this training and make it more suitable for cl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

How the emotional content of roadside images affect driver attention and performance - Walker HEK, Trick LM.
In the laboratory, emotional valence (positivity or negativity) and arousal (calmness or excitement) have been shown to have varying effects on attention and behaviour, but on the road these factors may have life or death consequences. It is not uncommon f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Fine detection technology of gas outburst area based on direct current method in Zhuxianzhuang Coal Mine, China - Wang E, Chen P, Liu Z, Liu Y, Li Z, Li X.
In this study, with No. II 1051 working face of Zhuxianzhuang Coal Mine taken as the research object, the electric characteristics of coal samples were tested in the laboratory, and the resistivity imaging was carried out on the working surface via direct ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Swiss Post Medical Drone Carrying Clinical Laboratory Specimens Crashes in Switzerland
Crash into Lake Zurich of American-made drone carrying blood specimens is first setback for pioneering Swiss Post medical drone program Medical drones shuttling clinical laboratory specimens across open terrain is an exciting reality that Dark Daily has reported on in previous e-briefings. However, the medical drone revolution experienced a setback in January when drone-pioneer Swiss […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - March 15, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: dark daily home page Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Pathology Source Type: news

Spanish small cell innovator Celling 5G becomes latest 5TONIC collaborator
(IMDEA Networks Institute) An innovative new Spanish technology start-up company, Celling 5G, has become the latest collaborator to join the 5TONIC co-creation laboratory in Madrid. The company will immediately begin a new research project to test their breakthrough solution for small cell deployment in cooperation with several other 5TONIC members. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

LA cannabis outfit inks reverse merger with Imaging3
Imaging3 said yesterday that it inked a reverse merger deal through which the company will be acquired by a privately held, but unnamed, Los Angeles-based cannabis company. Burbank, Calif.-based Imaging3 said that its buyer holds licenses to manufacture and distribute cannabis products in California, and plans to open an ethanol-based extraction laboratory at its facilities. Through the deal, the unnamed buyer will own 80% of the outstanding common shares of the company while current shareholder will own 20% of the outstanding shares. As part of the deal, the buyer will be required to obtain a “commitment for a bridg...
Source: Mass Device - March 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Imaging Mergers & Acquisitions Imaging3 Source Type: news

3D models could help reduce radiotherapy's side effects
3D models could help decrease radiotherapy side effects, according to a study...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D printing transitions from laboratory to bedside New 3D printer materializes entire 3D model at once 3D printing enhances training for cleft lip repair 3D-printed head phantom helps calibrate 7T MRI 3D-printed aortas could work well for TAVR (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 14, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Lab it up: Hilbert College spends $425K on new science facility
Hilbert College is building out a new laboratory in its Bogel Hall academic building that will accommodate a new program in applied sciences. The program is a bachelor's degree in forensic science (which has a similar name to another Hilbert program that trains students in a career for criminal justice). The new degree is aimed at preparing students for a broader range of opportunities in the healthcare space such as pre-medical, pre-ph armacy or DNA analysis tracks. It will begin this fall. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 14, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Dan Miner Source Type: news

Are we running out of helium (video)?
(American Chemical Society) Just like certain animals here on Earth, there are endangered elements. For example, we're constantly losing helium, that's way too expensive to create in the laboratory and that's bad news for more than just your birthday party! This week on Reactions, we will explore innovations of the industrial era of Helium, how much we have left and see whether or not this element will go extinct: https://youtu.be/h0Vz_AmKCPw. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Engineering living 'scaffolds' for building materials
(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Researchers at DOE's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a platform that uses living cells as 'scaffolds' for building self-assembled composite materials. The technology could open the door to self-healing materials and other advanced applications in bioelectronics, biosensing, and smart materials. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 14, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Uncovering uncultivated microbes in the human gut
(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) A human's health is shaped both by environmental factors and the body's interactions with the microbiome, particularly in the gut. Genome sequences are critical for characterizing individual microbes and understanding their functional roles. However, previous studies have estimated that only 50 percent of species in the gut microbiome have a sequenced genome, in part because many species have not yet been cultivated for study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 14, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Cochrane-REWARD prize - 2017 Award Winner: SYRCLE
When it received the joint second Cochrane-REWARD prize in 2017,SYRCLE (the SYstematic Review Center for Laboratory animal Experimentation) was focused on encouraging the use of systematic reviews of animal studies to reduce waste and improve quality. Since then, SYRCLE has evolved, and here Merel Ritskes-Hoitinga gives an overview of how things have developed.SYRCLE started in the Netherlands with the aim of improving the reliability of laboratory animal research and its relevance for patients by using systematic reviews. Systematic reviews have not been commonly used for animal studies, yet we saw the potential of implem...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 13, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Adductor squeeze test and groin injuries in elite football players: a prospective study - Moreno-P érez V, Travassos B, Calado A, Gonzalo-Skok O, Del Coso J, Mendez-Villanueva A.
OBJECTIVE: To examining the relationship between hip adductor strength and groin injury incidence during the competitive season of professional football [soccer] teams. DESIGN: Prospective Cohort study. SETTING: Controlled laboratory environment. P... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

What Does It Mean for a Recommendation to Be Evidence-Based? What Does It Mean for a Recommendation to Be Evidence-Based?
There are many systems for producing evidence-based recommendations--resulting in some confusion over the term. How should we define evidence-based recommendations, and how do we arrive at them?Laboratory Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Johns Hopkins Researchers Look at Exosomes to Deliver Drug Therapies in the Human Body
Targeted delivery of drugs to specific cells could usher in a new era of precision medicine pharmaceutical therapies while creating new biomarkers for clinical laboratory testing Scientists at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine believe exosomes may hold the key to powerful, targeted drug therapies, biomarkers for clinical laboratory treatments, and precision medicine. Not to […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - March 13, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Pathology Source Type: news

New cell subtypes classified in mouse brain
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) An international team has created a new way to classify neurons in the mouse brain. The approach is revealing new brain cell subtypes even while bringing the BRAIN Initiative closer to its goal of comprehensively mapping a whole brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Avocado seed extract shows promise as anti-inflammatory compound
(Penn State) An extract from the seeds of avocados exhibited anti-inflammatory properties in a laboratory study, according to Penn State researchers, and it represents a potential source for novel anti-inflammatory compounds that could be developed as a functional food ingredient or pharmaceuticals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Xybion Launches Preclinical Gold Standard Digital Laboratory Execution...
The preclinical gold standard solution unifies the laboratory operating environment and is built on a secure, cloud-based digital acceleration platform to manage content, compliance, quality, master...(PRWeb March 13, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/xybion_launches_preclinical_gold_standard_digital_laboratory_execution_solution_for_laboratory_processes_and_operations/prweb16168600.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - March 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

CBD Oil Is Everywhere, But Is It Really Safe and Healthy?
You might have seen it in your neighborhood health store, your local spa or your corner coffee shop. CBD, aka cannabidiol, is getting mixed into cocktails, lotions and drinks. But what is CBD, exactly? Does it have real health benefits? Is it even safe? To get a better understanding of the compound, TIME spoke to two scientists on the cutting edge of CBD research: Dr. Esther Blessing, an associate professor of psychiatry at New York University, and Margaret Haney, professor of neurobiology at Columbia University Medical Center and director of the university’s Marijuana Research Laboratory. Blessing and Haney agree th...
Source: TIME: Health - March 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized onetime Research Source Type: news

Lakewood Ranch tapped to become epicenter of neurological research with Harvard teaching hospital
"This will be a living laboratory where innovators could come to test their solutions," said one of the initiative's leaders. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Veronica Brezina-Smith Source Type: news

Lakewood Ranch tapped to become epicenter of neurological research with Harvard teaching hospital
"This will be a living laboratory where innovators could come to test their solutions," said one of the initiative's leaders. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 12, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Veronica Brezina-Smith Source Type: news

NCI head Sharpless tapped to lead FDA
National Cancer Institute head Dr. Norman Sharpless will serve as acting commissioner of the FDA, according to a statement from HHS Secretary Alex Azar. Though he has yet to be formally nominated, the move will likely position Sharpless as an official successor Gottlieb, who is slated to depart in April. “Ned is a friend to FDA, a great public health champion, a dedicated physician, and will be warmly welcomed into his new role. FDA will benefit greatly from his leadership,” Gottlieb said in a tweet today. Sharpless co-founded two clinical-stage biotech plays and previously ran the University of North Carolina&...
Source: Mass Device - March 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Featured Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Source Type: news

Analytic flexibility in laboratory aggression paradigms: relations with personality traits vary (slightly) by operationalization of aggression - Hyatt CS, Chester DS, Zeichner A, Miller JD.
Competitive reaction time tasks (CRTTs) have been used widely in social science research, but recent criticism has been directed at the flexible quantification strategies used with this methodology. A recent review suggests that over 150 different quantifi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Do lower limb previous injuries affect balance performance? An observational study in volleyball players - Sarto F, Grigoletto D, Baggio E, Paoli A, Marcolin G.
OBJECTIVES: To study static and dynamic postural balance control in elite and sub-elite male volleyball players with or without a history of musculoskeletal lower limb injuries. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Laboratory. PARTICIPANTS: Data... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

Simultaneous dichotic loudness balance (SDLB): why loudness "fatigues" with two ears but not with one - Nizami L.
In the laboratory method called simultaneous dichotic loudness balance (SDLB), the contribution-to-loudness that arises from the listener's continually exposed "fatiguing" ear is required to be matched (balanced) by the listener, by adjusting the intensity... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

University of Georgia Researchers Develop Algorithm That Determines Source of Salmonella Bacteria Based on Its Genomes
Microbiologists may soon have a new tool to identify sources of infections in humans and track infections across patient populations Researchers at the University of Georgia Center for Food Safety have developed an algorithm that can identify genetic variations in Salmonella found in the feces of four of the most common hosts of the bacteria—pigs, […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - March 11, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Pathology Source Type: news

Ansell Introduces Nitrile Glove for Enhanced Fentanyl Protection
ISELIN, NJ - Ansell, a global leader in safety solutions, announces the launch of MICROFLEXMidKnight XTRA, a nitrile exam glove that has been tested against both fentanyl and gastric acid to simulate real-world overdose situations. The glove features an elongated cuff for added coverage of the wrist and forearm and has a distinctive black color that allows wearers to easily see potentially hazardous powders on hands.  Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid up to 50 times more potent than heroin. In fact, a recent study from the National Safety Council shows the odds of dying from accidental opioid overdose in the U.S. now sur...
Source: JEMS Operations - March 11, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Ansell (press release) Tags: Press Releases Operations Source Type: news

Researchers discover new nitrogen source in Arctic
(Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences) Scientists have revealed that the partnership between an alga and bacteria is making the essential element nitrogen newly available in the Arctic Ocean. The microbial process of 'nitrogen fixation' converts the element into a form that organisms can use, and was discovered recently in the frigid polar waters. This shift may be a result of climate change and could affect global chemical cycles, according to the study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The largest ever catalog of bacteria in the human body contain over 150 thousands genomes
(Università di Trento) The largest ever catalog of bacterial and archaeal microbes commonly populating the human body across worldwide populations has been assembled. This is the main result of a new study coordinated by Nicola Segata and Edoardo Pasolli of the Laboratory of Computational Metagenomics at the University of Trento, Italy. The work appeared online in the scientific journal " Cell " . (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 11, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Relationship between daily and in-laboratory gait speed among healthy community-dwelling older adults - Takayanagi N, Sudo M, Yamashiro Y, Lee S, Kobayashi Y, Niki Y, Shimada H.
Gait speed in laboratory settings (in-laboratory gait speed) is one of the important indicators associated with the decline in functional abilities in older adulthood. Recently, it has become possible to measure gait speed during daily living (daily gait s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

University of California San Diego Researchers Demonstrates How Easily Medical Laboratory Systems and Devices Can Be Compromised, Putting Patient Lives at Risk
Researchers stress the importance of preparing hospital and clinical laboratory information systems before a ‘major failure’ occurs Medical laboratory information systems (LIS) and similar devices are vulnerable to hacking, according to physicians and computer scientists from the University of California San Diego (UCSD) and the University of California Davis (UCD). They recently completed a study […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - March 8, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations Source Type: news

Syrian rue seeds interacted with acacia tree bark in an herbal stew resulted in N,N-dimethyltryptamine poisoning - Liu CH, Chu WL, Liao SC, Yang CC, Lin CC.
INTRODUCTION: Illicit substance use is an increasing problem all over the world, especially in adolescents and young adults. It is a challenge to make a definitive diagnosis of a specific substance in a poisoning case without toxicology laboratory confirma... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

The effects of hydration on cognitive performance during a simulated wildfire suppression shift in temperate and hot conditions - Cvirn MA, Dorrian J, Smith BP, Vincent GE, Jay SM, Roach GD, Sargent C, Larsen B, Aisbett B, Ferguson SA.
The effects on dehydration and cognitive performance from heat and/or physical activity are well established in the laboratory, although have not yet been studied for personnel working in occupations such as wildland firefighting regularly exposed to these... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Do Skinny People Have Faster Metabolisms? Not Really
(CNN) — It might seem counterintuitive, but generally speaking, skinny people don’t have faster metabolisms than people who weigh more. In fact, the bigger your body, the more calories you burn. Basal (or resting) metabolism refers to the total number of calories all the cells in the body need to stay alive and functioning. “Your resting metabolic rate is typically described as the total number of calories your body needs while at rest. This is made up of basic functions like supporting your vital organs, muscle and fat tissue and the energy that is required to break down food we eat,” said Martin B...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN metabolism Source Type: news

Tasso lands $6m to launch home blood-collection device
Tasso OnDemand would allow at-home blood collection. (Image from Tasso) Blood-collection startup Tasso said it has completed a $6.1 million financing round led by Vertical Venture Partners (VVP), with participation from Techstars and Cedars-Sinai. The funding will help Tasso scale its first product, Tasso OnDemand, which enables self-collection of blood samples, and to add personnel to support commercial growth. Tasso OnDemand allows people to collect blood at home and mail the samples to the laboratory for analysis. The Seattle-based company said its inaugural product may transform how patients engage with ...
Source: Mass Device - March 7, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Blood Management Business/Financial News Featured Funding Roundup News Well cedarssinai Tasso techstars verticalventurepartners Source Type: news

Google Doodle Celebrates Mathematician Olga Ladyzhenskaya: ‘One of the Most Influential Thinkers of Her Generation’
Russian mathematician Olga Ladyzhenskaya overcame personal and political hurdles and had a lasting impact on a range of scientific fields, from weather forecasting to cardiovascular science and oceanography. On Thursday Google celebrated her life and achievements with a Google Doodle on what would have been her 97th birthday. Ladyzhenskaya was best known for her studies on partial differential equations. Marshall Slemrod, a mathematician with the University of Wisconsin, told the New York Times, “If you believe your weather forecasts, you have to solve the exact equations that she studied.” Google called her &...
Source: TIME: Science - March 7, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Madeline Roache Tags: Uncategorized Google onetime Source Type: news

Neuron Pod:  Will Alsop's intergalactic porcupine of knowledge
Based on a nerve cell, the architect ’s posthumous addition to London’s Blizard laboratory complex is so lovable, you almost want to give it a cuddleThrusting its bristly bottom out into the road, a curious spiny creature has landed in the backstreets of Whitechapel, London. Standing like an intergalactic porcupine, covered with long glowing quills that sway gently in the breeze, it is a startling thing to encounter in this unremarkable corner of hospital buildings and curry houses.This is the £2mNeuron Pod, one of the last posthumous works of architectWill Alsop, who proves that he is still eminently cap...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 7, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Oliver Wainwright Tags: Architecture Will Alsop Science London Research Art and design Culture Queen Mary, University of London Schools Neuroscience Biology Genetics Higher education UK news Source Type: news

Instrumentation Laboratory Receives US FDA Clearance For New Gem Premier Chemstat(TM) Testing System
Designed for Rapid Basic Metabolic Testing in Emergency Departments and Other Hospital Point-of-Care Settings BEDFORD, Mass., March 6, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Instrumentation Laboratory (IL) today announced the 510(k) clearanc... Diagnostics, FDA Instrumentation Laboratory, GEM Premier, ChemSTAT, basic metabolic panel (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Approves Smartphone-based Urinalysis Test Kit for At-Home Use That Matches Quality of Clinical Laboratory Tests
Mobile technology continues to bring clinical-grade medical laboratory testing into patients’ homes, as more do-it-yourself kits receive FDA approval Recently, the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a smartphone-based at-home urine test that enables patients with chronic diseases, urinary tract infections, or high-risk pregnancies to monitor their health using a testing method that’s as […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - March 6, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Pathology Source Type: news

Elegant interplay of coloration strategies is discovered in squid's smart skin
(Marine Biological Laboratory) In the blink of an eye, the squid's skin changes color and pattern for the purpose of camouflage or sexual signaling, a virtuosic display that has long fascinated scientists. Now, collaborators from Northeastern University and the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), Woods Hole, report a paradigm-shifting discovery in how specialized organs in squid skin, called chromatophores, contribute to the feat via an elegant interplay of pigmentary action and structural coloration. Their study brings bio-inspired engineers ever closer to building smart skin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 6, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Targeting Blood-Clotting Pathway Improves Mesothelioma Treatment
A team of researchers at the Cancer and Vascular Biology Research Center in Haifa, Israel, and the Langone Medical Center in New York collaborated on research of a common blood-clotting pathway. Targeting this pathway may offer a unique avenue for improving existing mesothelioma treatments. Researchers said the standard first-line chemotherapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma — a combination of Alimta (pemetrexed) and cisplatin — offers little benefit to most mesothelioma patients. “This treatment regimen confers a median progression-free survival of 5.7 months,” according to the study published ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 5, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Walter Pacheco Source Type: news

Abbott's Latest Diagnostics Technology, Alinity, Selected by Regional Medical Laboratory, Inc. to Deliver Benefits to Hospitals and Patients
Regional Medical Laboratory, Inc., which is part of the Ascension network, partners with Abbott, the global health leader, to advance lab capabilities and help improve health outcomes (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - March 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New ORNL AI tool revolutionizes process for matching cancer patients with clinical trials
(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) A team of researchers from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Health Data Sciences Institute (HDSI) have harnessed the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to better match cancer patients with clinical trials. The researchers were one of ten teams to develop a digital tool to address complex challenges relevant to medical conditions such as cancer and Lyme disease as part of The Opportunity Project (TOP) Health Sprint. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 5, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Genetic 'usual suspects' identified in researchers' new list
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) After analyzing tens of thousands of data samples, researchers have created a list of genes that ranks them based on how frequently they are implicated in specific diseases. The list may prove invaluable for future research and drug discovery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, March 2019
(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Neutrons used to study how an antibacterial peptide fights bacteria; decade-long study finds higher CO2 levels caused 30 percent more wood growth in U.S. trees; ultrasonic additive manufacturing to embed fiber optic sensors in heat- and radiation-resistant materials could yield safer reactors; ORNL analyzes 'dark spots' where informal neighborhoods may lack power access; new Transportation Energy Data Book released. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 5, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

NREL pioneers cleaner route to upcycle plastics into superior products
(DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Researchers at the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have discovered a method of plastics upcycling -- transforming discarded products into new, high-value materials of better quality and environmental value -- that could economically incentivize the recycling of waste plastics and help solve one of the world's most looming pollution problems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 5, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New reactor-liner alloy material offers strength, resilience
(DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory) A new tungsten-based alloy developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory can withstand unprecedented amounts of radiation without damage. Essential for extreme irradiation environments such as the interiors of magnetic fusion reactors, previously explored materials have thus far been hobbled by weakness against fracture, but this new alloy seems to defeat that problem. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 5, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Portland biotech firm sold to global drug developer
ICON plc (NASDAQ: ICLR) acquired MolecularMD Corp., a diagnostic laboratory based in Portland and Cambridge, Massachusetts, for an undisclosed sum, according to an announcement on Feb. 21. ICON, founded in Dublin, Ireland, in 1990, is a global provider of drug development services for the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industries. The company operates a global network of lab facilities from Dublin to New York to Singapore and China. It has a market cap of $7.5 billion a nd its shares… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 5, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

GMO scientists think they've discovered the "God gene" for plant yields… but could accidentally create a food crop WIPEOUT
(Natural News) Plant geneticists are now saying they’ve uncovered the power of genome editing through a new application of CRISPR technology. The scientists from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory say they have mobilized CRISPR-Cas9 tech to rapidly produce variants of the tomato plant engineered to display three key agricultural traits: fruit size, branching structure and plant... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news