Cyril Dix obituary
My father, Cyril Dix, who has died aged 97, was a research physicist who led the team of scientists that, in the early 1980s, established the international definition of how long a metre actually is.The metre had, since 1791, been defined only by the length of a brass rod kept in a cellar in Paris. But in 1983 Cyril led a team at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in Teddington, Middlesex, which came up with a new, more precise international measurement that is now independent of any physical artefact and so gives an absolutely standard definition of the length of a metre anywhere in the world.Continue reading... (Sour...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 29, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Rosemary Waugh Tags: Physics Mathematics Source Type: news

Population-based age-stratified seroepidemiological investigation protocol for COVID-19 virus infection, WHO
The protocol has been designed to investigate the extent of infection, as determined by seropositivity in the general population, in any country in which COVID-19 virus infection has been reported. Each country may need to tailor some aspects of this protocol to align with public health, laboratory and clinical systems, according to capacity, availability of resources and cultural appropriateness. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Insurers and Hospital Groups Argue Price Transparency Rules on Hospitals, Clinical Laboratories, and Other Providers Will Add Costs and ‘Confuse’ Consumers
Insurance industry claims new federal price transparency regulations cost each payer as much as $13.6 million in set up and maintenance costs Price transparency in hospital, clinical laboratory, and other service provider costs marches ever closer to reality for America’s healthcare consumers. Meanwhile, some insurers and hospital groups are working to block implementation of federal […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - May 29, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations AHA American Hospital Association anatomic pathology Bates Wh Source Type: news

COVID-19 CT findings often negative in children
More than three-quarters of chest CT findings in children with laboratory-confirmed...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Isolation bag could block COVID-19 infection on CT Quantitative analysis of CT predicts COVID-19 outcomes AI boosts CT's COVID-19 diagnostic performance AI could enhance chest imaging's COVID-19 role Characteristic pediatric lung findings are emerging (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 29, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Chimeron Bio & George Mason NCBID partner on COVID-19 vaccine using ChaESARTM technology
(George Mason University) RNA therapeutics company, Chimeron Bio and George Mason University's National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases (NCBID) announced their partnership to develop a Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine based on Chimeron Bio's ChaESARTM self-amplifying RNA technology and will integrate Mason's complimenting expertise and Biomedical Research Laboratory (BRL), a National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/National Institutes of Health (NIAID/NIH) supported, state-of-the-art Regional Biocontainment Laboratory for the rapid screening of the company's vaccine pipeline. (Source: EurekAlert! -...
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Researchers develop experimental rapid COVID-19 test using nanoparticle technique
(University of Maryland School of Medicine) Scientists from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) developed an experimental diagnostic test for COVID-19 that can visually detect the presence of the virus in 10 minutes. It uses a simple assay containing plasmonic gold nanoparticles to detect a color change when the virus is present. The test does not require the use of any advanced laboratory techniques, such as those commonly used to amplify DNA, for analysis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

QBI Coronavirus Research Group identifies drugs that block SARS-CoV-2 in the laboratory
The QBI Coronavirus Research Group found six drugs that effectively beat back SARS-COV-2 in the laboratory. (Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News)
Source: UCSF School of Pharmacy News - May 29, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Universal and Serial Laboratory Testing for SARS-CoV-2 at a Long-Term Care Skilled Nursing Facility for Veterans --- Los Angeles, California, 2020
This report describes how universal, serial reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction testing of residents in a long-term care skilled nursing facility in Los Angeles, California, helped to interrupt transmission of coronavirus disease 2019 in the facility. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - May 28, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease 2019 Source Type: news

Early access to medicines scheme (EAMS) scientific opinion: Remdesivir in the treatment of patients hospitalised with suspected or laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection who meet the clinical criteria, MHRA
MHRA has given the first positive scientific opinion under the EAMS for use of Gilead's remdesivir. The scientific opinion includes a public assessment report& treatment protocols for healthcare professionals, patients and pharmacovigilance system. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Siemens Healthineers Now Shipping Worldwide Total Antibody Test and Molecular Test Kit for COVID-19 with Expanded Capacity
Siemens Healthineers announced that it is now shipping worldwide its laboratory-based total antibody test(1) to detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2 IgM and IgG antibodies in blood. The test received the CE mark and data has demonstrated 100 percent sensitivity(2) and 99.8 percent specificity. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - May 28, 2020 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Siemens Healthineers Business and Industry Source Type: news

Army awards nearly $3 million to push research boundaries in off-road autonomy
(U.S. Army Research Laboratory) The Army awarded $2.9 million to eight academic and industry partners for first-year funding of its newest program focused on expanding its autonomy enterprise. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AMP releases preliminary results to nationwide SARS-CoV-2 molecular testing survey
(Association for Molecular Pathology) The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP), the premier global, molecular diagnostic professional society, today released the preliminary results of its April 2020 SARS-CoV-2 Testing Survey for clinical laboratories. The anonymous survey was created and administered to document clinical laboratory efforts and experiences. The results will be used to help inform future advocacy and clinical practice programs related to pandemic responses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 28, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

U.S. FDA Approves New Pediatric Formulation of SIRTURO ® (bedaquiline) as Part of Combination Therapy to Treat Children with Pulmonary Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ, May 27, 2020 — The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for a new pediatric formulation of SIRTURO® (bedaquiline). SIRTURO® is now indicated for use as part of combination therapy in the treatment of adult and pediatric patients (5 years and older and weighing at least 15 kg) with pulmonary multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR‑TB). In the U.S., the medicine should be reserved for use when an effective treatment regimen cannot otherwise be provided. This indication received acceler...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Exploring fire response to high wind speeds: fire rate of spread, energy release and flame residence time from fires burned in pine needle beds under winds up to 27 m s −1 - Butler B, Quarles S, Standohar-Alfano C, Morrison M, Jimenez D, Sopko P, Wold C, Bradshaw L, Atwood L, Landon J, O’Brien J, Hornsby B, Wagenbrenner N, Page W.
In this study, measurements of fire rate of spread, flame resi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Low SAM/SAH Ratio in Urine is Associated With CKD Low SAM/SAH Ratio in Urine is Associated With CKD
Are homocysteine, cysteine, S-adenosylmethionine, and S-adenosylhomocysteine levels in urine specimens useful as indicators of renal dysfunction?Laboratory Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

The Hunt to Understand COVID-19 ’s Connection to Kawasaki Disease
Dr. Jane C. Burns has studied Kawasaki disease for four decades. It took only four months for COVID-19 to turn her life’s work upside down. Unusual numbers of children and teenagers living in COVID-19 hotspots like Lombardy, Italy and New York City have developed an inflammatory condition (officially called Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children, or MIS-C) that looks a lot like Kawasaki disease. In many cases, the children have also tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies, suggesting the syndrome followed a viral infection. In New York State, 170 inflammatory-disease cases and three related deaths are under in...
Source: TIME: Health - May 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Roche CEO Severin Schwan Questions the Ethics of Certain Companies Making COVID-19 Antibody Tests and Calls Some of These Clinical Laboratory Tests a ‘Disaster’
Schwan’s concerns about inaccurate or unreliable COVID-19 serology tests were supported when the FDA issued more restrictive rules for these medical laboratory tests on May 4 Last month, Roche Group CEO Severin Schwan characterized some COVID-19 antibody tests as a “disaster” and questioned the ethics of some manufacturers of these tests. During a conference call […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - May 27, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology anatomic pathology antibodies antibody tests APHL Association for Public Health Laboratories Association Press Bloomberg clinical laboratory clinical pathology COVID-19 D Source Type: news

Nigeria: NCDC Increases Testing Labs to 28
[This Day] The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has added two new molecular laboratory centres to its testing facilities across the country, increasing the number from 26 to 28. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Scientific, Medical Groups Oppose Political Interference with NIH Research Grant
The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) joined 30 other scientific and medical associations to express deep concerns about the revocation of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded research grant to study coronavirus. Last month, NIH terminated a peer-reviewed research grant awarded in June 2019 that was investigating how coronaviruses move from their natural hosts to humans. The decision came after unverified reports from U.S. lawmakers and conservative media suggested that the SARS-CoV-2 virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic originated in a laboratory in Wuhan, China, which employs a Chinese vir...
Source: Public Policy Reports - May 27, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Short Takes
Center for Scientific Review (CSR) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched a new online portal through which scientific societies may recommend scientists to serve as NIH reviewers. This tool was developed in response to requests from professional societies for a way to recommend potential reviewers and is part of CSR's ongoing efforts to refresh and expand the pool of well-qualified reviewers in every area of science. Learn more at: https://www.csr.nih.gov/reviewmatters/2020/05/07/broadening-the-reviewer-pool-a-new-tool-for-societies-to-recommend-reviewers/ The National Academies of Sciences, Engineerin...
Source: Public Policy Reports - May 27, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

June's SLAS discovery features the special collection, 'ion channels and relevant drug screening approaches'
(SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening)) In this issue, Guest Editor Veli-Pekka Jaakola, Ph.D., (Confo Therapeutics, Belgium) highlights a series of articles focused on new screening tools and assays that find new chemical matter for medically relevant membrane protein targets (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

June's SLAS Technology highlights papers authored by SLAS2019 Ignite award winner
(SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening)) The June issue of SLAS Technology features two related research papers authored by Georges Muller, Ph.D., (SEED Biosciences, Switzerland) the SLAS2019 Ignite Award winner and a top ten 2020 SLAS Innovation Award finalist. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pregnancy reprograms breast cells, reducing cancer risk
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) Women who are pregnant before the age of 25 have a decreased risk of breast cancer throughout their lives. Searching for the mechanism behind this life-saver, CSHL researchers discovered that pregnancy reprograms the breast cells to turn off a cancer gene and turn on a gene that arrests cell growth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 27, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Simple and readily available saline solution can reliably transport COVID-19 samples to testing labs
(Elsevier) In a new peer-reviewed study appearing in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, published by Elsevier, investigators report that a simple salt solution commonly found in hospitals and clinical laboratories, phosphate buffered saline (PBS), can be used as a medium to reliably transport coronavirus-contaminated specimens to the testing laboratory for periods of up to 18 hours, which is often needed in busy clinical settings. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

One minute electro-optical coronavirus test developed at Ben-Gurion University
(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) Each test kit will cost approximately $50, which is far less costly than standard, laboratory-based polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests. The BGU test is based on an electro-optical system that detects and identifies biological samples. It does not require a lab environment so it can be deployed at critical locations such as airports, border crossings, stadiums, and other environments, as well as healthcare facilities where rapid testing is required. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA names 2020 Switzer Prize recipient
Amita Sehgal, whose pioneering discoveries of mechanisms that regulate circadian rhythms and sleep have deepened scientists ’ understanding of behavioral cycles, metabolism and healthy aging, has been named the 2020 recipient of the Switzer Prize awarded by the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.“I am deeply honored to be selected and to be among the distinguished group of scientists who received this influential prize before me,” said Sehgal, who is the John Herr Musser Professor of Neuroscience at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and director of the C...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 27, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

MHRA guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19), MHRA (updated 26th May 2020)
Latest updates: 26th May Added Early access to medicines scheme (EAMS) scientific opinion on Remdesivir in the treatment of patients hospitalised with suspected or laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 to the'Medicines and COVID-19'section. 21st May Added information about the work of Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) in relation to COVID-19. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SARS-CoV-2 Testing: Trials and Tribulations SARS-CoV-2 Testing: Trials and Tribulations
This editorial explores the evolution and the complex logistics of SARS-CoV-2 testing in the U.S. How is increased demand for testing impacting laboratory operations and staffing?American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

What do ants and light rays have in common when they pass through lenses?
(Laboratory of Behavioral Ecology and Evolution at Seoul National University) Foraging trails of ants across a lens-shaped substrate that slows them (Velcro) down diverge away from the " lens " center more for the convex than for the concave lens, similar to the behavior of light. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: Cloud Hangs Over Country's COVID-19 Data Updates
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The release of Covid-19 official statistics has remained a mystery for nearly a month despite a promise by Health minister Ummy Mwalimu who said the government would resume updating the public on the disease's trends after the rehabilitation of the National Health Laboratory. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 23, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: COVID-19 Bombshell - Zim Test Kits Run Out
[Zimbabwe Independent] Zimbabwe is sitting on a potentially catastrophic Covid-19 timebomb as the government is fast running out of test kits and protective clothing, resulting in a huge backlog of thousands of untested laboratory samples countrywide, the Zimbabwe Independent can reveal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Walmart Opens Second Health Center Offering Clinical Laboratory Tests and Primary Care Services
In another example of giving consumers more direct access to medical laboratory tests, Walmart believes that convenience and lower prices can help it capture market share Retail giants continue to add healthcare services—including medical laboratory testing—to their wares. It’s a trend that pressures hospital systems, clinical laboratories, pathology groups, and primary care providers to compete […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - May 22, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Uncategorized Amazon Care anatomic pathology clinical laboratory CVS Health Dark Daily dark intelligence group Dark Report Health Care Cost Institute hemoglobin A1c Jeffrey Tharp MD Kaufman Hall Kenneth Kaufman lab testing lipi Source Type: news

Abbott Lands IgG Antibody Testing Contract with U.K. Government
Abbott Laboratories is slated to provide millions of IgG lab-based antibody tests to U.K. government in the latest chapter of the COVID-19 story. The Abbott Park, IL-based company has already shipped 800,000 tests to National Health Service (NHS) laboratories across the U.K. Abbott said its SARS-CoV-2 IgG will be available on its ARCHITECT i1000SR and i2000SR and Alinity i laboratory instruments. As one of the most widely used laboratory systems in the world, the ARCHITECT system can run up to 100 to 200 tests per hour to help hospitals and laboratories with reliable antibody testing during the pandemic. The company said t...
Source: MDDI - May 22, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: COVID-19 IVD Source Type: news

N. Va. diagnostic startup partners with MoCo biotech on Covid-19 antibody test
Sterling ’s Aperiomics Inc. has teamed up with Gaithersburg biotech Antibody Biopharm Inc. to offer a rapid antibody test for Covid-19. The Loudoun County diagnostics startup has used its existing testing platform — the same tech involved in its own testing kits — in its Northern Virginia lab to valid ate and, now, begin offering the test to other laboratories that meet Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments, or CLIA, requirements. Aperiomics has been working with Antibody Biopharm since… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 21, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

These Labs Rushed to Test for Coronavirus. They Had Few Takers.
The fragmented U.S. health care system has hampered efforts to expand coronavirus testing, by making it difficult for hospitals to switch to new labs with ample capacity. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Thomas Tags: Tests (Medical) Laboratories and Scientific Equipment Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Medicine and Health Jennifer Doudna Innovative Genomics Institute Health Insurance and Managed Care Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings Eurofins Scientifi Source Type: news

Superdrug sells coronavirus antibody test for £69
The test is produced by Abbott, which was the second antibody test approved by ministers after Roche. Blood samples have to be posted to a laboratory, therefore it isn't a 'DIY' test. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: 48% of Local Sanitisers Fail Standards Tests
[The Herald] Recent laboratory tests have shown that 48 percent of hand sanitisers and face masks produced locally have failed to meet the mandatory health standards and Government is now working with the manufacturers to improve the quality of the products, a Cabinet minister has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Capturing the coordinated dance between electrons and nuclei in a light-excited molecule
(DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory) Using SLAC's high-speed 'electron camera,' scientists simultaneously captured the movements of electrons and nuclei in a light-excited molecule. This marks the first time this has been done with ultrafast electron diffraction, which scatters a powerful beam of electrons off materials to pick up tiny molecular motions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 21, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Measuring blood damage
(University of Delaware) Red blood cells sometimes rupture when blood is sent through faulty equipment, such as a dialysis machine. This is called hemolysis. Hemolysis also can occur during blood work when blood is drawn too quickly through a needle, leading to defective laboratory samples. University of Delaware mechanical engineer Tyler Van Buren and collaborating colleagues at Princeton University have developed a method to monitor blood damage in real-time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Genetic barcodes can ensure authentic DNA fingerprints
(Duke University) Engineers have demonstrated a method for ensuring that an increasingly popular method of genetic identification called " DNA fingerprinting " remains secure against inadvertent mistakes or malicious attacks in the field. The technique relies on introducing genetic " barcodes " to DNA samples as they are collected and securely sending information crucial to identifying these barcodes to technicians in the laboratory. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 21, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Bumble bees damage plant leaves and accelerate flower production when pollen is scarce
Maintaining phenological synchrony with flowers is a key ecological challenge for pollinators that may be exacerbated by ongoing environmental change. Here, we show that bumble bee workers facing pollen scarcity damage leaves of flowerless plants and thereby accelerate flower production. Laboratory studies revealed that leaf-damaging behavior is strongly influenced by pollen availability and that bee-damaged plants flower significantly earlier than undamaged or mechanically damaged controls. Subsequent outdoor experiments showed that the intensity of damage inflicted varies with local flower availability; furthermore, work...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Pashalidou, F. G., Lambert, H., Peybernes, T., Mescher, M. C., De Moraes, C. M. Tags: Ecology reports Source Type: news

PharMEDium Services, LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of all Unexpired Lots of Oxytocin Compounded with Either Lactated Ringers or Lactated Ringers and Dextrose Due to Sub-Potency
PharMEDium Services, LLC (PharMEDium) is voluntarily recalling all unexpired lots of Oxytocin compounded with Lactated Ringers and all unexpired lots of Oxytocin compounded with Lactated Ringers and Dextrose products that were produced between July 6, 2017 and August 29, 2017 to the hospital/user level. The recall is being issued based on laboratory test results indicating a lower than expected potency on certain lots of Oxytocin compounded with Lactated Ringers and Oxytocin Compounded with Lactated Ringers and Dextrose which would lead to a lower dose being administered. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - May 20, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

The Scientist Behind Some of the World ’s Best Coronavirus Images
From her laboratory in the far western reaches of Montana, Elizabeth Fischer is trying to help people see what they’re up against in COVID-19. Over the past three decades, Fischer, 58, and her team at the Rocky Mountain Laboratories, part of the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, have captured and created some of the more dramatic images of the world’s most dangerous pathogens. “I like to get images out there to try to convey that this is an entity, to try to demystify it, so this is something more tangible for people,” says Fischer, on...
Source: TIME: Science - May 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Markian Hawryluk / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

The Scientist Behind Some of the World ’s Best Coronavirus Images
From her laboratory in the far western reaches of Montana, Elizabeth Fischer is trying to help people see what they’re up against in COVID-19. Over the past three decades, Fischer, 58, and her team at the Rocky Mountain Laboratories, part of the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, have captured and created some of the more dramatic images of the world’s most dangerous pathogens. “I like to get images out there to try to convey that this is an entity, to try to demystify it, so this is something more tangible for people,” says Fischer, on...
Source: TIME: Health - May 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markian Hawryluk / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Ends Talc-Based Baby Powder Sales in US, Canada
Johnson & Johnson announced Tuesday that it will stop selling its iconic, talc-based baby powder, the target of thousands of lawsuits claiming that its talc was contaminated with asbestos, which led to cancers such as mesothelioma and ovarian cancer. The company said the stoppage is only in the United States and Canada, citing a decline in consumer demand and “misinformation” about the safety of the product. “Demand for talc-based Johnson’s Baby Powder in North America has been declining due in large part to changes in consumer habits and fueled by misinformation around the safety of the product...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - May 20, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Troubleshooting Water Problems in Laboratory Experiments
Download this guide to learn tips for cell culture, molecular biology, and liquid chromatography! (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - May 20, 2020 Category: Science Tags: The Marketplace Source Type: news

Walking speed affects gait coordination and variability among older adults with and without mobility limitations - James EG, Conatser P, Karabulut M, Leveille SG, Hausdorff JM, Travison T, Bean JF.
OBJECTIVE: To determine if poorer gait variability and gait coordination among mobility limited older adults is related to their slower walking speed. DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis. . SETTING: University research laboratory PARTICIPANTS: Community-d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

With So Many New COVID-19 Serology Tests Obtaining EUAs from the FDA, How Can Clinical Laboratories Identify Tests That Should Perform Reliably?
As federal and state officials ease many regulatory requirements to speed new COVID-19 serology tests to market with minimum data about performance, labs are left with important questions to answer on their own Every day, elected officials at all levels of government call for a huge expansion of COVID-19 serology testing. But, as most clinical […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - May 20, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations Abbott Laboratories anatomic pathology clinical laboratory clinical path Source Type: news

Checkmate! China ’s Coronavirus Connection
Conclusion In 1919 George A. Soper1 wrote that the deadly Spanish Flu pandemic that swept around the earth was without any precedents, and that there had been no such catastrophe ‘so sudden, so devastating and so universal’. He remarked that, “The most astonishing thing about the pandemic was the complete mystery which surrounded it. Nobody seemed to know what the disease was, where it came from or how to stop it. Anxious minds are inquiring today whether another wave of it will come again”. With close to 3 million positive cases and around 0.2 million deaths worldwide, the coronavirus has compelle...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Simi Mehta Tags: Asia-Pacific Civil Society Development & Aid Featured Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

New SLAS Discovery auto-commentary available
(SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening)) In the latest auto-commentary from SLAS Discovery, 'Controlling Phosphate Removal with Light: The Development of Optochemical Tools to Probe Protein Phosphatase Function,' researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Department of Chemistry (Pittsburgh, PA, USA) explain the design principles considered in developing an optically controlled protein phosphatase, opportunities and limitations of the methodology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 20, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news