Aerosol-printed graphene unveiled as low cost, faster food toxin sensor
(IOP Publishing) Researchers in the USA have developed a graphene-based electrochemical sensor capable of detecting histamines (allergens) and toxins in food much faster than standard laboratory tests.The team used aerosol-jet printing to create the sensor. The ability to change the pattern geometry on demand through software control allowed rapid prototyping and efficient optimization of the sensor layout. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 10, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

In absence of testing, use clinical criteria to treat suspected covid-19 patients: Experts
Clinicians need to look at chest X-rays, CT scans and blood counts to treat patients at healthcare facilities where laboratory testing facilities might not be available, according to T Jacob John, retired professor of virology at Christian Medical College, Vellore, and M Seshadri, medical director of the Thirumalai Mission Hospital in Ranipet, Tamil Nadu. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - June 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Results from laboratory based tests for COVID-19 antibodies using capillary blood sample collection kits may not be reliable, MHRA
This medical device alert covers issues with both laboratory based tests for COVID-19 antibodies (unvalidated sample type) and capillary blood sample collection kits (unvalidated for home use) and is for information only. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19: PHE assessment of laboratory tests and assays, PHE
This provides information, resources and guidance relating to the evaluation of COVID-19 tests. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DOE NETL commissions SwRI to develop methane quantification technology
(Southwest Research Institute) Southwest Research Institute is developing machine learning algorithms to measure fugitive methane emissions through a project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy through the Office of Fossil Energy and managed at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 9, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Re-trafficking proteins to fight Salmonella infections
(European Molecular Biology Laboratory) New study demonstrates how monitoring all cellular proteins over time and space can improve our understanding of host-pathogen interactions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Partnership Would Bypass Drug Industry to Sell COVID-19 Vaccine
MONDAY, June 8, 2020 -- A partnership that would bypass the drug industry to sell a potential vaccine against the new coronavirus has been formed by a laboratory at Imperial College London. The move would mean the vaccine could be sold without... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA authorizes COVID-19 saliva test by Phosphorus Diagnostics
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday allowed emergency use of a COVID-19 saliva test made by privately held Phosphorus Diagnostics LLC that allows people to send in their saliva samples to the company's laboratory for testing. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sean Penn ’s Foundation Partners with Healthcare Providers in Four States to Offer Drive-Thru COVID-19 Molecular and Serological Clinical Laboratory Specimen Collections
Goal of his foundation is to provide access to COVID-19 medical laboratory tests for first responders, as well as low-cost tests to the general public Early in April, when many of the nation’s clinical laboratories were facing numerous challenges in their attempts to obtain adequate supplies for collecting, transporting, and testing for COVID-19, a Hollywood […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - June 8, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations anatomic pathology Ann Lee antibody tests City of Malibu clinical laboratory Community Organized Relief Effort CORE Coronavirus COVID Clinic COVID-19 Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is seeking comment on the following information collections: 1) National Provider Identifier (NPI) Application and Update Form and Supporting Regulations; 2) Data Collection for Medicare Facilities Performing Carotid Artery Stenting with Embolic Protection in Patients at High Risk for Carotid Endarterectomy; 3) Conditions for Coverage of Suppliers of End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Services and Supporting Regulations; and 4) Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Regulations. Comments are due by August 7, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - June 8, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Marine energy devices likely pose minimal impacts to marine life, report shows
(DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) On World Oceans Day, an international team of marine scientists reports that the potential impact of marine renewable energy to marine life is likely small or undetectable. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 8, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Crystalline 'nanobrush' clears way to advanced energy and information tech
(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) A team led by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory synthesized a tiny structure with high surface area and discovered how its unique architecture drives ions across interfaces to transport energy or information. Their 'nanobrush' contains bristles made of alternating crystal sheets with vertically aligned interfaces and plentiful pores. 'These are major technical accomplishments and may prove useful in advancing energy and information technologies,' said ORNL's Ho Nyung Lee, who led the study. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 8, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Artificial brains may need sleep too
(DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory) Neural networks that become unstable after continuous periods of self-learning will return to stability after exposed to sleep like states, according to a study of simulated spiking neural networks, suggesting that even artificial brains need to nap occasionally. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 8, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Angola: COVID-19 - Luanda Gets One More Laboratory
[ANGOP] Luanda -Angola's capital Luanda Saturday gained a new covid-19 testing laboratory, which rises to six the number of such facilities in the country?s main city. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Less than 10% of people in Britain are immune to coronavirus. There's no room for mistakes | Rupert Beale
Covid-19 is is still a threat to most in Britain. If we allow it to spread now, a deadly second wave in winter could be the resultDr Rupert Beale heads the cell biology of infection laboratory at the Francis Crick Institute in LondonCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe lockdown approach to combating Covid-19 has been undeniably effective. The surge in cases was stopped, the NHS was not overwhelmed, and many deaths were prevented. At the Francis Crick Institute, we could see the dramatic effect on cases, as we ’ve been testing for Sars-CoV-2 to support our local hospitals. When we ran ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 5, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Rupert Beale Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science UK news World news Medical research Microbiology Source Type: news

UnitedHealthcare Announced It Would Cover Certain Pharmacogenomic Tests; However, Experts Hotly Debate the Value of Such Clinical Laboratory Testing
Though more payers are covering laboratory-developed genetic tests for conditions such as depression, the tests remain uncleared by the FDA Clinical pathologists interested in pharmacogenetics tests for depression and other psychiatric disorders may be interested to learn that UnitedHealthcare (NYSE:UNH) announced in its Network Bulletin a change to its Molecular Pathology Policy and is now […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - June 5, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations Source Type: news

Kashanchi and Liotta studying effect of cannabidiol on exosome release
(George Mason University) Fatah Kashanchi, Professor, Laboratory of Molecular Virology, School of Systems Biology, and Lance Liotta, Co-Director, Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine, are working to mitigate virally driven HIV pathenogenesis in the central nervous system (CNS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Yellow fever – Togo
On 20 April 2020, WHO received information regarding a confirmed yellow fever case in Galangashie health area, located 30 km from Mango village, Oti district, Savanes region in the northern part of Togo. The case is a 55-year-old woman with no vaccination history for yellow fever. She had onset of symptoms on 31 January 2020 and presented to a health facility on 3 February 2020 with fever and aches. The following day she developed jaundice and a blood sample was taken. On 7 February , the blood sample was transported to the national laboratory. On 10 February , the sample from the case was received at the national laborato...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - June 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

NIDCR's Summer 2020 E-Newsletter
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. NIDCR's Summer 2020 E-Newsletter In this issue: NIDCR News Funding Opportunities NIH/HHS News Funding Notices Science Advances Subscribe to NICDR News Grantee News   NIDCR News NIDCR Announces Availability of COVID-19 Research Funding On May 5, NIDCR issued two Notices of Special Interest highlighting the urgent need for research on coronavirus disease 2019. This research may be conducted either via the National Dental PBRN infrastruc...
Source: NIDCR Science News - June 4, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Scientists increasingly say coronavirus was created in a lab
(Natural News) First it was dubbed a “conspiracy theory.” Then it started to gain some traction in the conservative-leaning media. Now it is becoming part of the scientific consensus that the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) was probably hatched in a Chinese laboratory. It appears as though immunologists and geneticists everywhere are beginning to wake up to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists aim gene-targeting breakthrough against COVID-19
A team of scientists from Stanford University is working with researchers at the Molecular Foundry, a nanoscience user facility located at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), to develop a gene-targeting, antiviral agent against COVID-19. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - June 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Roche ’s Elecsys IL-6 test receives FDA Emergency Use Authorization to help in identifying patients at high risk of severe inflammatory response
             Basel, 4 June 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Elecsys ® IL-6 test. This test measures levels of the biomarker interleukin 6 (IL-6) and can be used to help identify patients with confirmed COVID-19 disease who could be at high risk of intubation with mechanical ventilation. The test can support physicians, in combination with other examinations and vital signs, to decide early on if a patient with confirmed COVID-1...
Source: Roche Investor Update - June 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche ’s Elecsys IL-6 test receives FDA Emergency Use Authorization to help in identifying patients at high risk of severe inflammatory response
             Basel, 04 June 2020   - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the Elecsys® IL-6 test. This test measures levels of the biomarker interleukin 6 (IL-6) and can be used to help identify patients with confirm ed COVID-19 disease who could be at high risk of intubation with mechanical ventilation. The test can support physicians, in combination with other examinations and vital signs, to decide early on if a patient with confirmed...
Source: Roche Media News - June 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche ’s Elecsys IL-6 test receives FDA Emergency Use Authorisation to help in identifying patients at high risk of severe inflammatory response
             Basel, 4 June 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) for the Elecsys ® IL-6 test. This test measures levels of the biomarker interleukin 6 (IL-6) and can be used to help identify patients with confirmed COVID-19 disease who could be at high risk of intubation with mechanical ventilation. The test can support physicians, in combination with other examinations and vital signs, to decide early on if a patient with confirmed COVID-1...
Source: Roche Investor Update - June 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche ’s Elecsys IL-6 test receives FDA Emergency Use Authorisation to help in identifying patients at high risk of severe inflammatory response
             Basel, 04 June 2020   - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) for the Elecsys® IL-6 test. This test measures levels of the biomarker interleukin 6 (IL-6) and can be used to help identify patients with confirm ed COVID-19 disease who could be at high risk of intubation with mechanical ventilation. The test can support physicians, in combination with other examinations and vital signs, to decide early on if a patient with confirmed...
Source: Roche Media News - June 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Researchers study alternative training tools designed to improve Soldier performance
(U.S. Army Research Laboratory) As the US Army revamps its small arms training and raises rifle qualification standards, researchers are studying alternative training and tools to help improve Soldier performance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Applying symptom tracking to COVID-19 outpatient care using famotidine
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) Researchers are developing methods to test COVID-19 treatments on non-hospitalized patients. The Northwell-CSHL team of clinicians/researchers used famotidine as a proof-of-concept that outpatient symptom tracking may accelerate prioritization of effective drug regimens to be pursued more rigorously in clinical trials. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Scientists aim gene-targeting breakthrough against COVID-19
(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Scientists at Berkeley Lab's Molecular Foundry have joined forces with a research team at Stanford to aim a gene-targeting, antiviral agent called PAC-MAN against COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 4, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Medical Device Developers to the Rescue
Conclusion Medical device specialists want to help, but responding to pandemic shortages can be complicated. These takeaways come from our experience with building PPE, but they apply to any collaborative rapid response project. Use these tips as a framework to get you and your team on the path to meaningful progress. (Source: MDDI)
Source: MDDI - June 3, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Scott Thielman Tags: Design Source Type: news

Effect of distance between the abutment and the adjacent teeth on intraoral scanning: An in vitro study
The Journal of Prosthetic DentistryAvailable online 27 May 2020https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prosdent.2020.02.034Get rights and contentAbstractStatement of problemThe introduction of intraoral scanners has increased the use of digital technology in dental procedures. However, data on the accuracy of abutment scans according to the distance between the adjacent tooth and the abutment are lacking.PurposeThe purpose of this in vitro study was to compare the 3D accuracy of abutment scans according to the distance between the adjacent tooth and the abutment.Material and methodsA right maxillary first molar was removed and scan...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 3, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Federal Government Is Sending Nearly $11 Billion to States for COVID-19 Clinical Laboratory Testing and Testing-Related Activities
Questions remain, however, over how much of the funding will actually reach hospital and health system clinical laboratories For many cash-strapped clinical laboratories in America, the second round of stimulus funds cannot come soon enough. Thus, lab leaders are encouraged by news that Congress’ $484-billion Paycheck Protection Program and Healthcare Enhancement Act (H.R.266) includes almost […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - June 3, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement Management & Operations american clinical laboratory association anatomic pathology Ashish Jha MD Source Type: news

California firm eyeing cancer detection picks NC for $100 million investment, 400 jobs
A health care company with a focus on the early detection of cancer plans a $100 million investment in Research Triangle Park that will create nearly 400 jobs. Grail Inc., founded in 2015 and based in California's Bay Area, will build a laboratory facility in RTP. The company is developing a blood test that detects dozens of cancer types. The project, announced by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper Tuesday, includes office and warehouse space. North Carolin a is providing incentives worth up to $5.2… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 3, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: David Purtell Source Type: news

Potions for Emotions: do self-reported individual differences in negative-emotional drinking predict alcohol consumption in the laboratory following exposure to a negative experience? - Austin HRT, Notebaert L, Wiers RW, Salemink E, MacLeod C.
Aims: Research suggests that self-reports on inferred motives for engaging in behavior may be biased by limited introspective access into such processes. Self-reports on observable behavior, on the other hand, may generate more accurate responses with whic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Did life emerge in the 'primordial soup' via DNA or RNA? Maybe both
(UK Research and Innovation) Scientists have long debated which genetic information carrier -- DNA or RNA -- started life on Earth, but a new study suggests life could have begun with a bit of both. The research, led by scientists from the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, in Cambridge, UK, shows for the first time how some of the building blocks of both DNA and RNA could have spontaneously formed and co-existed in the 'primordial soup' on Earth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 3, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Science snapshots May 2020
(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) World's forests are growing younger, US wind plant performance changes with age, and fungi food choices opens the door to better methods for producing bio-based products (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 3, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Epidemiology, clinical features, disease severity in pediatric patients with COVID-19
(JAMA Network) Epidemiology, clinical and laboratory features of 50 children hospitalized with COVID-19 in New York are examined in this case series. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New technique takes 3D imaging an octave higher
(Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology) Members of the Quantitative Light Imaging Laboratory at the University of Illinois recently published a paper in Nature Photonics that describes how to use harmonic optical tomography to image microscopic objects which are non-homogenous. The technique has promising applications in cancer diagnosis and prognosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 3, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Transferability of Australian diatoms to clothing: assessment of several extraction methods on different fabric types under laboratory conditions - Magni PA, Mohan M, Vadiveloo A, Moheimani NR.
Crime scene investigation protocols and procedures are well established when concerning terrestrial environments, but are limited when associated with aquatic environments. In aquatic contexts, the soil, sediments and microscopic algae (e.g. diatoms) may a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Prehospital point of care testing for the early detection of shock and prediction of lifesaving interventions - Galvagno SM, Sikorski RA, Floccare DJ, Rock P, Mazzeffi MA, Dubose JJ, Scalea TM, Miller C, Richards JE, O'Connor JV, Mackenzie CF, Hu P.
INTRODUCTION: Early diagnosis and treatment are essential for enhancing outcomes for the traumatically injured. In this prospective prehospital observational study, we hypothesized that a variety of laboratory results measured in the prehospital environmen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Consider the Promises and Challenges of Medical Image Analyses Using Machine Learning
Medical imaging saves millions of lives each year, helping doctors detect and diagnose a wide range of diseases, from cancer and appendicitis to stroke and heart disease. Because non-invasive early disease detection saves so many lives, scientific investment continues to increase. Artifical intelligence (AI) has the potential to revolutionize the medical imaging industry by sifting through mountains of scans quickly and offering providers and patients with life-changing insights into a variety of diseases, injuries, and conditions that may be hard to detect without the supplemental technology. Images are the largest source...
Source: MDDI - June 2, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Partha S. Anbil and Michael T. Ricci Tags: Imaging Source Type: news

COVID-19: guidance for health professionals, PHE/DHSC (updated 2nd June 2020)
Information on COVID-19, including guidance on the assessment and management of suspected UK cases. 2 June 2020 Reinstated COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2): laboratory testing request form (E28). 1. 27 April 2020 Added'COVID-19: how to work safely in domiciliary care'. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Action taken to halt sales of fingerprick coronavirus (COVID-19) antibody testing kits, MHRA
The MHRA is asking providers of these laboratory-based COVID-19 antibody testing services, to temporarily stop providing this service until home collection of this sample type has been properly assessed and validated for use with these laboratory tests. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anant Parekh welcomed as new deputy laboratory chief at NIEHS
His group will study how abnormal calcium signals may contribute to human diseases such as allergies and asthma. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - June 2, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Story tips: Shuffling atoms, thinning forests, fusion assembly and nuclear medicine
(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) ORNL Story Tips: Shuffling atoms, thinning forests, fusion assembly and nuclear medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CSHL President Bruce Stillman wins Heineken Prize
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory President and CEO Dr. Bruce Stillman wins the Dr. H.P. Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 2, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

More about chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, CEBM
VERDICT: The hypothesis that the 4-aminoquinolines chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine may be beneficial in the treatment of COVID-19 is a weak one, based on poor mechanistic reasoning and inconsistent results of studies in vitro, in laboratory animals, and in humans. It is likely that even if chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are effective in COVID-19, the beneficial effects will be small. The risks of adverse reactions to these drugs may be increased in patients who are acutely ill with severe COVID-19, in many of whom high doses are being used. Macrolide antibacterial drugs, such as azithromycin, clarithromycin, ery...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Harvard ‘Roadmap’ to Recovery Calls for ‘Massive’ Increase in Clinical Laboratory COVID-19 Testing in Four-Phase Blueprint for Reopening Economy
Report’s authors claim the US needs to be testing 20-million people per day in order to achieve ‘full pandemic resilience’ by August Medical laboratory scientists and clinical laboratory leaders know that the US’ inability to provide widespread diagnostic testing to detect SARS-CoV-2—the novel coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 illness—in the early stages of the outbreak […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - June 1, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Hiring & Human Resources Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology anatomic pathology Anne-Marie Slaughter Ashish Jha MPH CDC centers for disease control and prevention clinical laboratory cli Source Type: news

The human factor limits hope of climate fixes
(CMCC Foundation - Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change) Engineering the climate can help lower temperatures and reduce climate change impacts. New research shows that when accounting for human behaviour, climate engineering leads to significant economic and social risks. In a first-of-its-kind laboratory experiment, researchers found that both rational and irrational factors in the decision to fix the climate leads to welfare losses and increased inequality. The paper, published in the journal PNAS, casts new doubts over the feasibility of large-scale climate interventions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Squid studies suggest new route to therapy for ALS, targeting synaptic dysfunction
(Marine Biological Laboratory) Yuyu Song of Harvard Medical School was a Grass Fellow at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) when she took advantage of a powerful research organism in neuroscience, the local squid, to start asking how a mutant protein associated with familial ALS behaves under controlled conditions. Her study, recently published in eNeuro, clarifies the mechanisms underlying neural dysfunction in ALS, and also suggests a novel approach to restoring the health of motor neurons in patients with the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Simplified laboratory analysis of ethylene glycol allows improved management of poisoning cases - Helander A, Villen T, Hansson T, Nordmark Grass J.
Toxicological analysis constitutes an important part of the acute treatment of poisonings. Timely laboratory results are essential for the patient to be diagnosed and treated appropriately, but also to exclude poisoning and avoid unnecessary overtreatment.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news