Amazon ’s Prime Air Drone Fleet Receives FAA Approval to Make Deliveries to Customers, Could Clinical Laboratory Specimens and Supplies be Next?
Delivery of clinical laboratory specimens and medical supplies by drone is beginning to happen in different parts of the world The idea that fleets of flying drones may someday legally transport clinical laboratory specimens may sound good—it may even be beneficial from a healthcare perspective—but it also could be hugely disruptive to medical labs that […] The post Amazon’s Prime Air Drone Fleet Receives FAA Approval to Make Deliveries to Customers, Could Clinical Laboratory Specimens and Supplies be Next? first appeared on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 5, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Alphabet Inc. Amazon Prime Air anatomic pathology clinical laboratory Source Type: news

New algorithm could unleash the power of quantum computers
(DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory) A new algorithm that fast forwards simulations could bring greater use ability to current and near-term quantum computers, opening the way for applications to run past strict time limits that hamper many quantum calculations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NIH scientists reveal how the brain may fuel intense neural communication
(NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) In an in-depth study of neurons grown in laboratory petri dishes, National Institutes of Health researchers discovered how neuronal synapses find the energy to support intense communications bouts thought to underlie learning and memory. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 5, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Blocking vibrations that remove heat could boost efficiency of next-gen solar cells
(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Led by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, a study of a solar-energy material with a bright future revealed a way to slow phonons, the waves that transport heat. The discovery could improve novel hot-carrier solar cells, which convert sunlight to electricity more efficiently than conventional solar cells by harnessing photogenerated charge carriers before they lose energy to heat. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 5, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A field study of sensors for winter road assessment - Brustad TF, Pedersen A, Bang B.
Winter road assessment is a research field with considerable progress over the last 10  years. Various sensors and methods have been tested and analysed, often in a laboratory setting, in order to come up with robust and valid assessment tools that can be... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Laboratory reconstructions of concussive helmet-to-helmet impacts in the National Football League - Funk JR, Jadischke R, Bailey A, Crandall J, McCarthy J, Arbogast K, Myers B.
Seventeen concussive helmet-to-helmet impacts occurring in National Football League (NFL) games were analyzed using video footage and reconstructed by launching helmeted crash test dummies into each other in a laboratory. Helmet motion on-field and in the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Health officials fear de-prioritising of Covid testing in care homes in England
Exclusive: concerns raised that switch to prioritising NHS could delay identification of outbreaksCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovid-19 testing in care homes in England could be de-prioritised to save scarce laboratory capacity for the NHS, public health officials fear.The prioritisation of testing capacity to speed up results from hospitals has been raised in meetings between the NHS and local authorities, sources said. Delays in hospital testing are reportedly slowing down patient discharge and have caused some elective surgery to be postponed.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Science UK news Care workers Social care Society Source Type: news

February COVID-19 Superspreader Event in Boston Confirmed by Use of Genetic Sequencing as Next-Gen Sequencing Is Put to Novel Uses, including in Clinical Laboratories
Gene sequencing is enabling disease tracking in new ways that include retesting laboratory specimens from before the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak to determine when it arrived in the US On February 26 of this year, nearly 200 executives and employees of neuroscience-biotechnology company Biogen gathered at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf hotel for their annual leadership conference. […] The post February COVID-19 Superspreader Event in Boston Confirmed by Use of Genetic Sequencing as Next-Gen Sequencing Is Put to Novel Uses, including in Clinical Laboratories first appeared on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Lab grown tumour models could lead to improved ovarian cancer treatments
(University of Nottingham) Scientists have created a three-dimensional (3D) tumour model in the laboratory for ovarian cancer that could lead to improved understanding and treatment of the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 2, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

PNNL technologies garner six R & D 100 honors
(DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) A shoe scanner that would allow people to keep on their footwear as they pass through airport security and a cement that repairs itself are among five PNNL R&D 100 Award recipients. PNNL now has garnered a total of 116 since the program's inception. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 2, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Dean - College of Science
Requisition ID: 2020-2966 Number of Openings: 1 Category (Portal Searching): Administrative/Clerical Position Type: Benefited Full-Time City: Logan Job Classification: Exempt College: College of Science Department: Dean-Science Advertised Salary: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience plus excellent benefits Overview Utah State University (USU) invites nominations and applications for a significant academic leadership position as Dean of the College of Science. The College of Science at USU is a dynamic and innovative academic unit comprising of six departments: Biology, Chemistry and Biochemist...
Source: AIBS Classifieds - October 1, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Classifieds Tags: Other Positions Available Source Type: news

Promising COVID-19 rapid test technology enters phase 1 of NIH challenge
(Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science) A promising new COVID-19 rapid-testing technology platform developed by Rover Diagnostics and Columbia Engineering has been selected by the NIH to enter Phase 1 of the RADx initiative to support new COVID-19 testing technologies. The affordable, portable, and ultrafast point-of-care Rover platform provides reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction results in eight minutes, faster than any other test of its kind, with targeted accuracy to match laboratory-based tests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medknow journals in EMBASE / EMCARE from 2009
Following journals included in EMBASE / EMCARE from 2009Annals of Pediatric CardiologyAnnals of Tropical Medicine and Public HealthAsian Journal of PharmaceuticsAsian Journal of Transfusion ScienceHepatitis B AnnualIndian Journal of Community MedicineIndian Journal of NephrologyIndian Journal of Nuclear MedicineIndian Journal of PsychiatryIndian Journal of Sexually Transmitted DiseasesInternational Journal of Green PharmacyInternational Journal of YogaJournal of Conservative DentistryJournal of Emergencies, Trauma and ShockJournal of Gynecological Endoscopy and SurgeryJournal of Human Reproductive SciencesJournal of Indian...
Source: Medknow News - September 30, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

JLP is now online
Journal of Laboratory Physicians is now online at www.jlponline.org.September-2008 (Source: Medknow News)
Source: Medknow News - September 30, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

ATMPH is now online
The inaugural issue of Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, the official publication of Africa Health Research Organization, is now online at www.atmph.org. The journal will be published twice in the year 2008 and subsequently four times in a year. ATMPH considers for publication both solicited and unsolicited manuscripts dealing with issue on tropical medicine, microbiology, epidemiology, virology, therapeutics, public health, social sciences and laboratory medicine.Articles can be submitted electronically from www.journalonweb.com/atmph. There is no fee for submission, processing or publication of articles.Sept...
Source: Medknow News - September 30, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Indian Association of Laboratory Physicians launches new open access journal
Journal of Laboratory Physicians is being launched by the IALP. The journal will be a semi-annual publication and would be available online at www.jlponline.org. Articles for the journal can be submitted online from www.journalonweb.com/jlp. April-2008 (Source: Medknow News)
Source: Medknow News - September 30, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

These laboratory-made antibodies are a best bet for a coronavirus treatment, but there won’t be enough
Experts have big hopes for these specialized drugs created by living cells. But they are expensive and hard to scale up, so even success will have limited impact on the virus. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carolyn Y. Johnson Source Type: news

COVID-19 - research evidence summaries, RCPCH (updated 24th September 2020)
In children, the evidence is now clear that COVID-19 is associated with a considerably lower burden of morbidity and mortality compared to that seen in the elderly. There is evidence of critical illness and death in children, but it is rare. There is also some evidence that children may be less likely to acquire the infection. The role of children in transmission, once they have acquired the infection, is unclear, although there is no clear evidence that they are any more infectious than adults. Symptoms are non-specific and most commonly cough and fever. Laboratory and radiological investigations may be normal or mildly a...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Screening With Specimen Pools: Time to Swim, or Too Deep for Comfort?, Clinical Infectious Diseases
The outbreak and global spread of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) continues to challenge the way physicians, laboratories, and public health officials diagnose and track cases. Testing was initially relegated to reference laboratories and academic medical centers with the expertise to rapidly design and validate laboratory-developed diagnostic assays to detect a novel virus. These laboratories quickly became overburdened, resulting in turnaround times beyond what is clinically actionable. The availability of commercial SARS-CoV-2 diagnostics decentralized coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Safety Considerations in the Lab Testing of SARS-CoV-2 Safety Considerations in the Lab Testing of SARS-CoV-2
Review the laboratory biosafety practices necessary to safely process clinical specimens suspected to contain SARS-CoV-2.Laboratory Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Canada ’s Early Response to COVID-19 Garnered Praise, But Critical Shortages of Clinical Lab Tests and Delays in Test Results Brought Criticism of the Government’s Actions. Sound Familiar?
Though coronavirus infections were detected nearly simultaneously in both Canada and the US, total cases and total deaths vary dramatically leading experts to question how differences in healthcare systems might have contributed Can clinical laboratories in the United States learn from Canada’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic? While our northern neighbor won praise for its […] The post Canada’s Early Response to COVID-19 Garnered Praise, But Critical Shortages of Clinical Lab Tests and Delays in Test Results Brought Criticism of the Government’s Actions. Sound Familiar? first appeared on Dark Dai...
Source: Dark Daily - September 30, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: International Laboratory News Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations anatomic pathology Annals of Internal Medicine Canada Medicare clinical laboratory Source Type: news

Science snapshots September 2020
(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) 2D Electronics, Plant Biofactories, Transforming Waste, and Vaccine Development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Featured Review: Thoracic imaging tests for the diagnosis of COVID-19
How accurate is chest imaging for diagnosing COVID-19?Why is this question important?People with suspected COVID-19 need to know quickly whether they are infected, so that they can self-isolate, receive treatment, and inform close contacts. Currently, formal diagnosis of COVID-19 infection requires laboratory analysis of blood or nose and throat samples. The laboratory test, called RT-PCR, requires specialist equipment and takes at least 24 hours to produce a result. Further, RT-PCR is not completely accurate and a second RT-PCR or a different test may be required to confirm the diagnosis.COVID-19 is a respiratory infectio...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 29, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Updated Review: Thoracic imaging tests for the diagnosis of COVID-19
How accurate is chest imaging for diagnosing COVID-19?Why is this question important?People with suspected COVID-19 need to know quickly whether they are infected, so they can receive appropriate treatment, self-isolate, and inform close contacts. Currently, formal diagnosis of COVID-19 requires a laboratory test (RT-PCR) of nose and throat samples. RT-PCR requires specialist equipment and takes at least 24 hours to produce a result. It is not completely accurate, and may require a second RT-PCR or a different test to confirm diagnosis. COVID-19 is a respiratory disease. Clinicians may use chest imaging to diagnose people ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 29, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Noise can put you off your food
(Flinders University) Noise can make or break a dining experience, according to a laboratory study replicating common noise levels in restaurants. The acoustic experts say the study proves that high noise levels can play a major part in a dining experience - along with the quality of the food and restaurant service. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Short Takes
Members of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, led by Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX), have introduced bipartisan legislation to create a new postdoctoral fellowship program at the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help keep early career researchers whose employment opportunities have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in the STEM pipeline. "I am deeply concerned about the disappearance of STEM job opportunities and the potential long-term consequences for our STEM pipeline," stated Chairwoman Johnson. "For established researchers, the COVID-19 crisis has severely limited their...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 28, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

CDC, HHS Create National Wastewater Surveillance System to Help Monitor and Track Spread of COVID-19
Though not a replacement for clinical laboratory testing, the CDC says the surveillance system will help slow spread of COVID-19 in vulnerable communities Clinical laboratory testing for COVID-19 is receiving an ally. In mid-August, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced they were […] The post CDC, HHS Create National Wastewater Surveillance System to Help Monitor and Track Spread of COVID-19 first appeared on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 28, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing anatomic pathology CDC centers for disease control and prevention clinical laboratory clinical pathology contact tracing Source Type: news

Researchers discover a new method to regulate cell plasticity
(Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)) Researchers at IRB Barcelona's Cellular Plasticity and Disease Laboratory propose a more efficient way to limit cell plasticity without causing cell damage.The new method sheds light on processes in which cell plasticity is important, such as cancer and immunology.The study has been published in the journal Nature Cell Biology and has been supported by " la Caixa " Foundation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tone of voice matters in neuronal communication
(Marine Biological Laboratory) Neuronal communication is so fast, and at such a small scale, that it is exceedingly difficult to explain precisely how it occurs. An observation in the Neurobiology course at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), enabled by a custom imaging system, has led to a clear understanding of how neurons communicate with each other by modulating the " tone " of their signal, which previously had eluded the field. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Landmark discovery could improve Army lasers, precision sensors
(U.S. Army Research Laboratory) An Army-funded landmark discovery at New York University could change the way researchers develop and use optical technologies, such as lasers, sensors and photonic circuits over the next decade. After years of research, the team of scientists achieved what many thought was perhaps impossible-they developed a method to create colloids that crystallize into the diamond lattice. This photonic technique, published in Nature, could lead to cheap, reliable and scalable fabrication of 3D photonic crystals for optical circuits and light filters. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 28, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

What Are the Clinical Signs and Symptoms of Congenital Syphilis?
Discussion Syphilis is caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum. It is a very old disease that despite understanding the organism and readily available treatment, still causes disease. Syphilis is transmitted sexually. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “[i]n 2018, a total of 35,063 cases of [Primary and Secondary] syphilis were reported in the United States, yielding a rate of 10.8 cases per 100,000 population …. This rate represents a 14.9% increase compared with 2017 (9.4 cases per 100,000 population), and a 71.4% increase compared with 2014 (6.3 cases per 100,000 population).” The incre...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 28, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Clinical Laboratories in Hospitals Continue to Experience Reductions in Test Orders as Emergency Department Visits for Common Conditions Slowly Climb Back to Pre-Pandemic Levels
Multiple recent studies reveal a substantial number of patients continue to delay needed healthcare in the months since the onset of the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak Based on an analysis of hospital emergency department (ED) usage, federal researchers concluded that patients continue to be cautious when visiting healthcare providers, including clinical laboratories, and that people are altering […] The post Clinical Laboratories in Hospitals Continue to Experience Reductions in Test Orders as Emergency Department Visits for Common Conditions Slowly Climb Back to Pre-Pandemic Levels first appeared on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 25, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations Source Type: news

Comparing face coverings in controlling expired particles
(University of California - Davis) Laboratory tests of surgical and N95 masks by researchers at UC Davis show that they do cut down the amount of aerosolized particles emitted during breathing, talking and coughing. Tests of homemade cloth face coverings, however, show that the fabric itself releases a large amount of fibers into the air, underscoring the importance of washing them. The work is published Sept. 24 in Scientific Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Faced with shortages, researchers combine heat and humidity to disinfect N95 masks
(DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory) They found that gently heating N95 masks in high relative humidity could inactivate SARS-CoV-2 virus trapped within the masks, without degrading the masks' performance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Characteristics and Maternal and Birth Outcomes of Hospitalized Pregnant Women with Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 - COVID-NET, 13 States, March 1-August 22, 2020
This report describes clinical characteristics and birth outcomes of hospitalized U.S. pregnant women with COVID-19 during March 1-August 22, 2020. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - September 24, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Pregnancy Women's Health COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease 2019 Source Type: news

Currently prescribed drugs in the UK that could upregulate or downregulate ACE2 in COVID-19 disease: a systematic review, BMJ Open
Conclusions: There is an abundance of the academic literature and media reports on the potential of drugs that could attenuate or exacerbate COVID-19 disease. This is leading to trials of repurposed drugs and uncertainty among patients and clinicians concerning continuation or cessation of prescribed medications. Our review indicates that the impact of currently prescribed drugs on ACE2 has been poorly studied in vivo, particularly in human lungs where the SARS-CoV-2 virus appears to enact its pathogenic effects. We found no convincing evidence to justify starting or stopping currently prescribed drugs to influence outcome...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19: What's going wrong with testing in the UK?, BMJ
This article examines key questions around the current lack of access to tests in the community, looking at the scale of the problem, whether demand has increased, if people are getting tested when they don't need to, laboratory capacity, and how UK compares to other countries. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers explore how the human brain is so resilient
(U.S. Army Research Laboratory) Future technology may be able to monitor and modify the brain to produce enhanced team performance, while increasing the efficiency and accuracy of decisions. The US Army may be able to use this information to enhance future operations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

SciLifeLab scientists participate in interactive exhibition on COVID-19
(Science For Life Laboratory) To facilitate communication of complex data to the public in attractive and educative way, SciLifeLab connects researchers across the country with public sectors. Within this framework, a cooperation with the Visualization Center has been established to set up an interactive exhibition about COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 24, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Guts and brains: How microbes in a mother ’s intestines affect fetal neurodevelopment
During pregnancy in mice, the billions of bacteria and other microbes that live in a mother ’s intestines regulate key metabolites, small molecules that are important for healthy fetal brain development,UCLA biologists report Sept. 23 in the journal Nature.While the maternal gut microbiota has been associated with abnormalities in the brain function and behavior of offspring — often in response to factors like infection, a high-fat diet or stress during pregnancy — scientists had not known until now whether it influenced brain development during critical prenatal periods and in the absence of such environ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 23, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

CMS Proposes a New Rule That Would Shift Many Procedures from High-Cost Inpatient Healthcare Settings to Lower-Cost Outpatient Ambulatory Surgical Centers
If the proposed rule becomes final, it may shift some inpatient medical laboratory testing away from hospital labs and to independent clinical laboratories Medical laboratories in hospitals and health systems already feel the pinch of less test orders originating from their own emergency departments (ED). Now, more tests associated with inpatient care might also shift […] The post CMS Proposes a New Rule That Would Shift Many Procedures from High-Cost Inpatient Healthcare Settings to Lower-Cost Outpatient Ambulatory Surgical Centers first appeared on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 23, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology ambulatory surgical center anatomic pathology ASC ASC Quality Reporting ASCQR ClearHealthCosts Clevela Source Type: news

How people know their risk preference - Arslan RC, Br ümmer M, Dohmen T, Drewelies J, Hertwig R, Wagner GG.
People differ in their willingness to take risks. Recent work found that revealed preference tasks (e.g., laboratory lotteries)-a dominant class of measures-are outperformed by survey-based stated preferences, which are more stable and predict real-world r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Novel cell membrane model could be key to uncovering new protein properties
(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Researchers have recently shed light on how cell membrane proteins could be influenced by the lipids around them. By developing a novel type of membrane model, they were able to show that the shape and behavior of a protein can be altered by exposure to different lipid compositions. The research team confirmed the artificial membrane's structure through neutron and x-ray scattering at the Department of Energy's (DOE's) Brookhaven (BNL) and Oak Ridge National Laboratories (ORNL). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 23, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

SwRI's ECTO-Lab expands, supports EPA Cleaner Trucks Initiative
(Southwest Research Institute) SwRI has added two test stands to its Exhaust Composition Transient Operation Laboratory -- ECTO-Lab ™ . This state-of-the-art, computer-controlled, multi-fueled burner system simulates engine exhaust conditions to conduct steady-state and transient evaluations, including the ability to rapidly " age " a wide range of emission control systems. The systems include a series of components that clean the exhaust emitted by an engine prior to releasing it through the tailpipe. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 22, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New book on addiction from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press) 'Addiction, 2e' provides a comprehensive update on our understanding of the biological basis of and treatment strategies for addiction to psychoactive drugs, with an emphasis on opioids. Contributors examine the molecular targets of alcohol, cannabinoids, nicotine, stimulants, and opioids, the resulting changes to the neurocircuitry, and various genetic, environmental, developmental, and behavioral factors that influence the progression from abuse to addiction and susceptibility to relapse. Advances in animal models of addictive behavior and single-cell strategies to dissect neural cir...
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The co-occurrence of cancer driver genes, key to precision medicine
(Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)) Researchers from the Structural Bioinformatics and Network Biology Laboratory at IRB Barcelona develop a system to predict tumour response to different treatments.Called Targeted Cancer Therapy for You (TCT4U), this system has allowed them to identify a set of complex biomarkers that are available to the medical-scientific community.The work has been published in the journal Genome Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 22, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

UCSF and Stanford Researchers Investigate Why Some Infected with COVID-19 Are Asymptomatic, While Others Become Severely Ill or Die
Might clinical laboratories soon be called on to conduct mass testing to find people who show little or no symptoms even though they are infected with the coronavirus?     Clinical laboratory managers understand that as demand for COVID-19 testing exceeds supplies, what testing is done is generally performed on symptomatic patients. And yet, it is […] The post UCSF and Stanford Researchers Investigate Why Some Infected with COVID-19 Are Asymptomatic, While Others Become Severely Ill or Die first appeared on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 21, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations anatomic pathology asymptomatic Bali Pulendran PhD Carina Marquez MD Source Type: news

Laboratory evaluation of a wearable head impact sensor for use in water polo and land sports - Cecchi NJ, Monroe DC, Oros TJ, Small SL, Hicks JW.
The SIM-G is a waterproof head impact sensor that has been previously evaluated for use in a headband, but not yet in a mode of attachment suitable for water polo. For this study, a CADEX linear impactor was used to impact a Hybrid III headform while weari... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

TNF α G308A genotype, resilience to sleep deprivation, and the effect of caffeine on psychomotor vigilance performance in a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study - Skeiky L, Brager AJ, Satterfield BC, Petrovick M, Balkin TJ, Capaldi VF, Ratcliffe RH, Van Dongen HPA, Hansen DA.
The TNF α G308A gene polymorphism has been reported to influence performance impairment during total sleep deprivation (TSD). We investigated this effect in a randomized, double-blind, crossover laboratory study of repeated exposure to 48 h TSD with caffe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Chinese virologist who claims COVID-19 “intentionally released” now in Beijing's crosshairs
(Natural News) A Chinese virologist who claims that the novel coronavirus was created in a Wuhan laboratory says she is now targeted by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for exposing the truth about the global pandemic. Dr. Li-Meng Yan published her findings in a 26-page report co-written with three other scientists, citing “evidence left in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news