Africa: Covid-19 Genome Sequencing Laboratory Network Launches in Africa
[WHO] Brazzaville -- With several African countries now expanding COVID-19 testing, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) have launched a network of laboratories to reinforce genome sequencing of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19, in Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

HHS: Request for Information (RFI): Testing for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)-Surge Capacity
The Department of Health and Human Services has issued a request for information regarding the ability of Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-certified/accredited commercial, academic, medical center, and public health laboratories to provide additional COVID-19 testing capability if supplementary testing instruments are made available. Submissions are due by September 21, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 10, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

The web of death
(Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research) Cancer is one of the most frequent causes of death. Chemotherapy is often used as a treatment, but also brings side effects for healthy organs. Scientists around David Ng, group leader at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research, are now trying to take a completely different approach: By means of targeted and localized disruption of the cancer cells' structure, its self-destruction mechanism can be activated. In laboratory experiments, they have already demonstrated initial successes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 10, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

UNC researchers publish striking images of SARS-CoV-2 infected cells
(University of North Carolina Health Care) The UNC School of Medicine laboratory of Camille Ehre, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, produced striking images in respiratory tract cultures of the infectious form of the SARS-CoV-2 virus produced by infected respiratory epithelial cells. The New England Journal of Medicine featured this work in its 'Images in Medicine' section. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Paradoxical Hypercholesterolemia in an Otherwise Healthy Man Paradoxical Hypercholesterolemia in an Otherwise Healthy Man
With familial hypercholesterolemia ruled out, what was the cause of this 23-year-old patient's hyperlipidemic state?Laboratory Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

US Government Purchases 150 Million COVID-19 Antigen Tests from Abbott Laboratories for $760 Million; Only CLIA-Certified Clinical Laboratories Can Do Testing
Abbott sends the SARS-CoV-2 test results directly to patients’ smartphones, which can be displayed to gain entrance into areas requiring proof of COVID-19 testing There is no greater example that COVID-19 is a major force for change in the clinical laboratory industry than the fact that—though the US federal government pays 50% of the nation’s […] The post US Government Purchases 150 Million COVID-19 Antigen Tests from Abbott Laboratories for 0 Million; Only CLIA-Certified Clinical Laboratories Can Do Testing first appeared on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 9, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations Webinars Abbott Laboratories anatomic pathology Source Type: news

Substances with anti-cancer action are identified in Brazilian red propolis
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Researchers isolated eight novel polyphenols from the rarest type of propolis. Two of them were found to inhibit tumor cell proliferation in laboratory assays. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 9, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

The neurons that connect stress, insomnia, and the immune system
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) Researchers have pinpointed the circuit in the brain that is responsible for sleepless nights in times of stress--and it turns out that circuit does more than make you toss and turn. Their study, done in mice, ties the same neuronal connections that trigger insomnia to a stress-induced weakening of the immune system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MDIBL scientists decipher role of a stress response gene
(Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory) A team of scientists at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, led by James A. Coffman, Ph.D., is shedding new light on the gene regulatory pathways activated by cortisol, a hormone secreted in response to stress. Their research helps explain why exposure to chronic stress early in life shortens lifespan and contribute to age-related chronic diseases later in life -- long after the source of stress has been removed. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

California Scientists Build A Camera To Take Pictures Of Huge Swath Of Sky
Scientists and engineers in California are building a unique 3.2 billion pixel camera for a telescope under construction in Chile. The camera has taken its first test pictures — of broccoli.(Image credit: LSST Camera team/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory/Rubin Observatory) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joe Palca Source Type: news

Keir Starmer warns UK's test-and-trace system on 'verge of collapse'
Ministers concede lack of laboratory capacity for tests could take fortnight to resolveCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageKeir Starmer has warned the coronavirus test-and-trace system is “on the verge of collapse”, as ministers conceded that a lack of laboratory capacity which has prevented many people getting a test could take a fortnight to be resolved.The hold-up in processing Covid results, which has seen some peopleasked to travel from London to Scotland for tests, prompted alarm from council leaders who said it could be calamitous in the period that pupils and students retur...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 8, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Peter Walker and Simon Murphy and Ian Sample Tags: Keir Starmer Politics Coronavirus outbreak UK news Health policy Infectious diseases Science Boris Johnson Sadiq Khan Public services policy Source Type: news

Boston lab suspends Covid-19 testing after at least 383 false positives
This article first appeared on MassLive.com. Boston-based laboratory Orig3n halted its coronavirus testing in Massachusetts last month after reporting hundreds of false positive test results, with officials chalking up the mistakes to a lack of direction and proper documentation at the lab, among other factors. In early August, the Massachu setts Department of Public Health opened an investigation after it became aware of an unusually high positive rate of Covid-19 tests reported by Orig3n Laboratory,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jackson Cote Source Type: news

Fighting cardiovascular disease with acne drug
(European Molecular Biology Laboratory) Researchers from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg and Stanford University have found the cause of dilated cardiomyopathy - a leading cause of heart failure - and identified a potential treatment for it: a drug already used to treat acne. The study was published on 8 September in Cell Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Army fields new chemical detection technology
(U.S. Army Research Laboratory) Chemical weapons pose a serious threat to civilian and warfighter lives, but technology from the U.S. Army Small Business Technology Transfer program reduces those risks. Researchers developed a product to detect chemical weapons accurately at low concentration levels. Active Army, Reserve and National Guard units started to receive the Chemical Agent Disclosure Spray and the Contamination Indicator/Decontamination Assurance System, known as CIDAS. The Army is fielding it to all units in areas where there is a threat of chemical agents. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 8, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Acute time-course changes in CCL11, CCL2, and IL-10 levels after controlled subconcussive head impacts: a pilot randomized clinical trial - Huibregtse ME, Ejima K, Chen Z, Kalbfell RM, Koppineni A, Kawata K.
OBJECTIVE: To examine changes in plasma levels of CCL11, CCL2, and IL-10 after 10 controlled soccer headers. SETTING: Laboratory setting. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty-nine healthy soccer players with at least 3 years of soccer heading experience, between 1... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Genome sequencing accelerates cancer detection
(European Molecular Biology Laboratory - European Bioinformatics Institute) Recent cancer studies have shown that genomic mutations leading to cancer can occur years, or even decades, before a patient is diagnosed. Researchers have developed a statistical model that analyses genomic data to predict whether a patient has a high or low risk of developing oesophageal cancer.The results could enable early detection and improve treatment of oesophageal cancer in future. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Is In A Ketogenic Diet?
Discussion Epilepsy is a common problem for the general pediatrician. Its incidence is estimated at 41-87/100,000 children. While many children are controlled with medication, it is also estimated that up to 1/3 will develop drug-resistant epilepsy. Some children may have an identifiable seizure focus that may be amenable to surgery, but many others do not. One option for potential control is a ketogenic diet (KD). Indications for KD usually are for drug-resistant epilepsy including partial and complex seizure patterns as well as some metabolic disorders such as glucose transport 1 deficiency syndrome. It has also found ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 7, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

First Human Death from Eastern Equine Encephalitis Reported in Chippewa County
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Chippewa County Health Department today announced that laboratory testing has confirmed a case ofeastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus infection in a woman in her 60 ’s who had been living in Chippewa County. This is the second human case of EEE in state so far this year, and the first resulting in a death. “We are very sad to report that one of our fellow Wisconsinites has contracted EEE and has passed...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 4, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Visual attention in realistic driving situations: attentional capture and hazard prediction - Muela I, Chica AB, Garcia-Fernandez P, Castro C.
In real life, many objects catch our attention involuntarily or exogenously. Exogenous attention occurs fast and its effects are short-lived. In the laboratory, when attentional orientation is studied, both valid and invalid attentional signals are used: t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Characteristics of COVID-19 Patients at a Safety-net Center Characteristics of COVID-19 Patients at a Safety-net Center
This report describes the characteristics and clinical outcomes of adult patients with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 treated at a safety-net hospital.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Africa: How Pooled Testing Can Increase Access to Essential Laboratory Tests
[The Conversation Africa] The COVID-19 pandemic tends to conceal other important health issues. One of these is the global target for reducing HIV infections and increasing access to treatment. Progress is well under way. In 2019, 67% of those living with HIV were receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART), and 85% of pregnant women with HIV were receiving medication to prevent transmission to their babies. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 4, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

‘There’s an App for That’ is Becoming the Norm in Healthcare as Smartphones Provide Access to Patient Medical Records and Clinical Laboratory Test Results
Amazon’s app-based employee healthcare service could be first step toward retailer becoming a disruptive force in healthcare; federal VA develops its own mHealth apps More consumers are using smartphone applications (apps) to manage different aspects of their healthcare. That fact should put clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups on the alert, because a passive “wait […] The post ‘There’s an App for That’ is Becoming the Norm in Healthcare as Smartphones Provide Access to Patient Medical Records and Clinical Laboratory Test Results first appeared on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 4, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations Amazon Care anatomic pathology App Annie clinical laboratory clinical Source Type: news

Roche receives FDA Emergency Use Authorization for the cobas SARS-CoV-2 & Influenza A/B Test for use on the cobas 6800/8800 Systems
Basel, 04 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the cobas ® SARS-CoV-2& Influenza A/B Test for use on the cobas ® 6800/8800 Systems has received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This test is intended for the simultaneous qualitative detection and differentiation of SARS-CoV-2, Influenza A and Influenza B in patients suspected by their healthcare provider of having respiratory viral infection consistent with COVID-19. Additionally, it is available in markets accepting the CE mark.“With the approaching flu season, this new...
Source: Roche Media News - September 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche receives FDA Emergency Use Authorization for the cobas SARS-CoV-2 & Influenza A/B Test for use on the cobas 6800/8800 Systems
Basel, 04 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the cobas ® SARS-CoV-2& Influenza A/B Test for use on the cobas ® 6800/8800 Systems has received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This test is intended for the simultaneous qualitative detection and differentiation of SARS-CoV-2, Influenza A and Influenza B in patients suspected by their healthcare provider of having respiratory viral infection consistent with COVID-19. Additionally, it is available in markets accepting the CE mark.“With the approaching flu season, this new...
Source: Roche Investor Update - September 4, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Can we improve early identification of neonatal late-onset sepsis? A validated prediction model
Conclusion(s): Clinical evaluation with neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio and C-reactive protein can rapidly identify LOS enabling decreased health costs and antibiotic use. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: A New Covid-19 Testing Laboratory Commissioned in Rural Sierra Leone Supported By WHO
[WHO] On 29 August 2020, a newly established WHO-supported COVID-19 testing molecular laboratory was commissioned in Makeni City, northern Sierra Leone, to facilitate scaling up of testing capacity for the disease in the country. This makes the 6th COVID-19 testing site in Sierra Leone, in addition to; Central Public Health Reference laboratory, Jui P3 laboratory, Connaught National Teaching and Referral Hospital laboratory, 34 Military laboratory and Kenema Government Hospital laboratory. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Innovative biocontainment unit shows promise to protect healthcare workers
(U.S. Army Research Laboratory) The U.S. Army partnered with the University of Pittsburg Medical Center to create a biocontainment unit that could help healthcare workers caring for COVID-19 patients.Researchers from the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command's Army Research Laboratory and UPMC created an individual biocontainment unit that uses negative pressure to suction the air from around a patient and filter out viral particles. This prevents environmental contamination and limits exposure to SARS-CoV-2. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Predicting temperature mortality and selection in natural Drosophila populations
Average and extreme temperatures will increase in the near future, but how such shifts will affect mortality in natural populations is still unclear. We used a dynamic model to predict mortality under variable temperatures on the basis of heat tolerance laboratory measurements. Theoretical lethal temperatures for 11 Drosophila species under different warming conditions were virtually indistinguishable from empirical results. For Drosophila in the field, daily mortality predicted from ambient temperature records accumulate over weeks or months, consistent with observed seasonal fluctuations and population collapse in nature...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Rezende, E. L., Bozinovic, F., Szilagyi, A., Santos, M. Tags: Anatomy, Morphology, Biomechanics, Ecology reports Source Type: news

More about chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, CEBM (updated 30th August 2020)
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) - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First Human Case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus in Wisconsin in 2020
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Eau Claire County Health Department today announced that laboratory testing has confirmed the first human case ofeastern equine encephalitis (EEE) virus infection this year, in a female under the age of 18 who is a resident of Eau Claire County. As a result, DHS and Eau Claire County Health Department are reminding everyone to protect themselves from mosquito bites by using mosquito repellent any time...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - September 2, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Inside the Dangerous Mission to Understand What Makes Extremists Tick —and How to Change Their Minds
On a cool winter’s day in early 2014, the American academic Nafees Hamid was invited for tea at the second-story at the Barcelona apartment of a young Moroccan man. It started well enough; they sat down at the kitchen table, chatting amiably in French while two acquaintances of the host sat nearby in the living room. Halfway through the conversation, though, things took a turn. “He started saying things like, ‘Why should we trust any Westerner?’” Hamid recalls. “‘Why would we not kill every one of them? Why should I even trust you—you are an American—sitting here? Why s...
Source: TIME: Science - September 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Emily Feldman and Malia Politzer Tags: Uncategorized extremism feature Londontime Source Type: news

NIH continues to boost national COVID-19 testing capacity
New laboratory and point-of-care tests to enable access and rapid result. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 2, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

UPMC Researchers Develop Artificial Intelligence Algorithm That Detects Prostate Cancer with ‘Near Perfect Accuracy’ in Effort to Improve How Pathologists Diagnose Cancer
Working from tissue slides similar to those used by surgical pathologists, the algorithm accurately detects prostate cancer with an impressive 98% sensitivity It could be that a new milestone has been reached on the road to using artificial intelligence (AI) to help anatomic pathologists diagnose cancer and other diseases. A research collaboration between a major […] The post UPMC Researchers Develop Artificial Intelligence Algorithm That Detects Prostate Cancer with ‘Near Perfect Accuracy’ in Effort to Improve How Pathologists Diagnose Cancer first appeared on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 2, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations AI American Cancer Society anatomic pathology artificial intelligence clinical laboratory clinical pathology Dark Da Source Type: news

Kenya: Flattening the Curve or Masking the Numbers?
[Nation] In the last three weeks, the country has reported an average of 50 per cent drop in its Covid-19 cases in a sign of slump in new infections, with its laboratory test positivity rate also declining from 12 per cent to 7 per cent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare and Medicaid Programs, Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments, and Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Additional Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
Notice of interim final rule with comment period revising long-term care facility reporting and testing requirements related to COVID-19. Also creates new requirements in the hospital and Critical Access Hospital Conditions of Participation for tracking the incidence and impact COVID-19. These regulations are effective on September 2, 2020 and comments are due by November 2, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 2, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Researchers identify proteins that prevent COVID-19 transmission through the placenta
(Boston Medical Center) Researchers from Boston Medical Center's Maxwell Finland Laboratory for Infectious Diseases have identified properties in placenta tissue that may play an important role in preventing the transmission of COVID-19 from a mother with the virus to her fetus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The Protein Shoppe, LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of the “Red- E” Male Enhancement Tablet Due to the Presence of Undeclared Sildenafil
The Protein Shoppe, LLC is voluntarily recalling all lots of “Red-E” (Male Enhancement tablet) to the consumer level. This recall has been initiated after an FDA laboratory analysis found the product to contain undeclared sildenafil, a Phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE-5) inhibitor which is the active ingred (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - September 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Roche to launch SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Test in countries accepting CE mark, allowing fast triage decisions at point of care
Basel, 1 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that it will launch a SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Test, in late September, for markets accepting the CE Mark. Roche also intends to file for Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Test is for use in point of care settings for both symptomatic and asymptomatic people. This can help healthcare professionals identify a SARS-CoV-2 infection in people suspected to carry the virus with results typically ready in 15 minutes.1 In addition, it serves as a valuable initial screening test f...
Source: Roche Media News - September 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche to launch SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Test in countries accepting CE mark, allowing fast triage decisions at point of care
Basel, 1 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that it will launch a SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Test, in late September, for markets accepting the CE Mark. Roche also intends to file for Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Test is for use in point of care settings for both symptomatic and asymptomatic people. This can help healthcare professionals identify a SARS-CoV-2 infection in people suspected to carry the virus with results typically ready in 15 minutes.1 In addition, it serves as a valuable initial screening test f...
Source: Roche Investor Update - September 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Real-world changes in adolescents' ADHD symptoms within the day and across school and non-school days - Pedersen SL, Kennedy TM, Joseph HM, Riston SJ, Kipp HL, Molina BSG.
Research on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) points to the possibility that contextual factors (e.g., time of day, school vs. home) may be related to symptoms and impairment. This prior research has relied on laboratory-based or retrospectiv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

NIDCR's Fall 2020 E-Newsletter
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. NIDCR's Fall 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 infrastructu...
Source: NIDCR Science News - September 1, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

White House Announces Nationwide Network of AI, QIS Research Institutes
On August 26, 2020, the White House, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than $1 billion in awards for the establishment of twelve new artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum information science (QIS) research and development (R&D) institutes nationwide. NSF, in partnership with U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), the U.S. Department of Homeland’s Security Science and Technology Directorate, and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration, will invest $140 million ov...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 1, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Cancer cells take over blood vessels to spread
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) In laboratory studies, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and Johns Hopkins University researchers observed a key step in how cancer cells may spread from a primary tumor to a distant site within the body, a process known as metastasis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists discover key regulator of neuron function and survival
(Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center) Scientists studying neuronal energy metabolism found evidence the loss of an important energy regulator called AMPK in neural stem cells or glial cells called astrocytes causes neuronal death in laboratory rodents. Publishing their findings in Cell Reports, researchers also discovered AMPK loss in neural stem cells or neurons causes spontaneous brain seizures in the animals. The study provides evidence that a medication used to treat diabetes may help control epileptic seizures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Story tips: Cool smart walls, magnetism twist, fuel cost savings and polymers' impact
(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) ORNL Story Tips: Cool smart walls, magnetism twist, fuel cost savings and polymers' impact, September 2020 (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 1, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

How virus-proof is your mask? Under laboratory conditions, a professor answers the burning question
Face coverings may be compulsory in more places now than ever - but how much protection do they really afford to people around you? Professor Val Edwards-Jones is pictured above testing masks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Academic journal asking for evidence of racism in policing not interested in contradictory evidence
(Natural News) The co-director of Northeastern University’s Violence and Justice Research Laboratory, Carlos Cuevas, sent an email to faculty and graduate students in the school’s criminal justice department in July asking them to submit any research they have proving there is systemic racism in policing. In addition, he requested studies showing the use of excessive... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

40 Under 40 Class of 2020: St. Jude's Jasmine Turner
Research lab specialist, St. Jude Children ’s Research Hospital Jasmine Turner has a highly specialized skill set. And, her decade-plus experience in molecular virus detection methods have been a key piece of SARS-CoV-2 detection at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  The laboratory Turner works in at St. Jude conducts experiments on influenza detection. In that research, she collaborates with scientists across the world and is the lead liaison for a project in Bangladesh.  As the pandemic… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 31, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jason Bolton Source Type: news

New Understanding of CRISPR-Cas9-Guided Base Editors Could Trigger Development of Gene-Editing Tools Targeting Diseases and New Types of Clinical Laboratory Tests
Being able to study the 3D-structure of a CRISPR base editor could help refine the entire CRISPR system, says lead study author Jennifer Doudna, PhD Molecular biology laboratories engaged in CRISPR gene editing will be interested to note that researchers at the University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley) have created for the first time a […] The post New Understanding of CRISPR-Cas9-Guided Base Editors Could Trigger Development of Gene-Editing Tools Targeting Diseases and New Types of Clinical Laboratory Tests first appeared on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 31, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing ABE ABE8e adenine base editor anatomic pathology Arizona State arizona state university Audr Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare and Medicaid Programs, Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments, and Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Additional Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
Pre-publication notice of interim final rule with comment period revising long-term care facility reporting and testing requirements related to COVID-19. Also creates new requirements in the hospital and Critical Access Hospital Conditions of Participation for tracking the incidence and impact COVID-19. Comments are due within 60 days of official publication of this notice and the regulations will be effective upon publication, which is scheduled for September 2, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 31, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news