Validating the use of a smartphone app for remote administration of a fear conditioning paradigm - Purves KL, Constantinou E, McGregor T, Lester KJ, Barry TJ, Treanor M, Sun M, Margraf J, Craske MG, Breen G, Eley TC.
Fear conditioning models key processes related to the development, maintenance and treatment of anxiety disorders and is associated with group differences in anxiety. However, laboratory administration of tasks is time and cost intensive, precluding assess... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The Real History Behind The Current War
One irony of history is that while Thomas Edison invented the first practical and affordable light bulb, he didn’t invent a practical and affordable system for keeping those lights on nationwide. The distinction for developing the system for transporting electricity that way goes jointly to George Westinghouse, the inventor of the railroad air brake, and to Nikola Tesla, a visionary engineer from the Austrian empire. In the 1880s, the three went to battle over who had the superior technology for electrical transmission. The three-way rivalry between the inventors is the premise of The Current War (a movie that has it...
Source: TIME: Science - October 25, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Olivia B. Waxman Tags: Uncategorized movies Source Type: news

A comparative study on the bottleneck flow between preschool children and adults under different movement motivations - Li H, Zhang J, Yang L, Song W, Yuen KKR.
Understanding on children's movement characteristics is significant to improve their safety levels especially under emergencies. In this work, we perform laboratory experiment to investigate the dynamics of preschool children aged 3-5  years old passing t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

As the Public Becomes More Aware of the Large Variability in how Clinical Laboratories Price Their Tests, All Labs Need Strategy for Complying with CMS ’ Pricing Transparency Requirements
Journalists, researchers, and a growing number of consumers now recognize the often huge variability in the prices different medical laboratories charge for the same lab tests One step at a time, the Medicare program, private health insurers, and employers are putting policies in place that require providers—including clinical laboratories and pathology groups—to allow patients and […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 25, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Amanda Starc PhD anatomic pathology Clear Health Costs clinical laboratory clinical pathology CMS Dark Daily dark intelligence group Dark Report HCCI Health Care Cost Institute Healthy Mark Source Type: news

Drug Helps Plants Resist Drought: Study
The small molecule is effective in tomato and wheat in laboratory trials, but its scalability and applicability to real-world agriculture remains to be seen. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 24, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Novel Treatment of a Vaccinia Virus Infection from an Occupational Needlestick - San Diego, California, 2019
An unvaccinated laboratory worker with a needlestick exposure to vaccinia virus developed a lesion on her left index finger. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - October 24, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: Infection MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Needlesticks Occupational Safety Health Vaccines Laboratory Training Source Type: news

Victoria Braithwaite obituary
Biologist who demonstrated that fish feel pain and caused a revolution in animal welfare researchUntil the early 2000s everyone knew that fish do not feel pain. The biologist Victoria Braithwaite, who has died aged 52 from cancer, showed that everyone who thought that was wrong.Her demonstration that fish do feel pain caused a revolution in animal welfare research, resulted in changes to Home Office regulations and even featured in Ian McEwan ’s novel Saturday (2005) as a concern of its central character, Henry Perowne, when shopping for dinner at a fishmonger. More than that, while provoking some members of the angl...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 24, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Susan Healy Tags: Biology Science Higher education Fish Environment Animal behaviour Animal welfare Source Type: news

Veritas Genetics Drops Its Price for Clinical-Grade Whole-Genome Sequencing to $599, as Gene Sequencing Costs Continue to Fall
Low prices to encourage consumers to order its WGS service is one way Veritas co-founder and genetics pioneer George Church hopes to sequence 150,000 genomes by 2021 By announcing an annotated whole-genome sequencing (WGS) service to consumers for just $599, Veritas Genetics is establishing a new price benchmark for medical laboratories and gene testing companies. […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 23, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations 23andMe AI anatomic pathology artificial intelligence clinical laboratory clinical pathology Source Type: news

Malawi: SA Lab Tests Results Shows No Traces of Ebola in Karonga Man
[Nyasa Times] Laboratory test results from South Africa have shown that the 37-year-old man from Karonga who was suspected to have Ebola did not have any traces of the deadly disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Dr Reddy's recalls all its ranitidine products in US
NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen based on results from laboratory tests. NDMA is a known environmental contaminant and found in water and foods, including meats, dairy products, and vegetables. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - October 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Measles – Lebanon
Health authorities in Lebanon are responding to an outbreak of measles. From 1 November 2018 through 12 October 2019, a total of 1,171 cases have been reported, of which 675 (57.6%) were laboratory confirmed, 8 (0.7%) epidemiologically linked cases, and 488 (41.7%) were clinically diagnosed. No associated deaths have been reported as of now. Measles cases have been reported in all eight Lebanese governorates, with Aakar, Baalbek-El-Hermel, Bekaa North, and Mount Lebanon governorates most affected. Ninety percent of suspected measles cases were Lebanese nationals, while 10% were Syrians living in informal settlements and in...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - October 22, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Neuroscientists have created 'mini brains' from human tissue that can FEEL and even suffer
Elan Ohayon - director of the Green Neuroscience Laboratory in San Diego, California - and colleagues argue that checks need to be in place to stop organoids from enduring pain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EBRC Report Offers a 20-Year Synthetic Biology Roadmap That Could Lead to New Diagnostic Technologies for Clinical Laboratories, Pathologists
The 80 scientists and engineers that comprise the consortium believe synthetic biology can address key challenges in health and medicine, but technical hurdles remain Synthetic biology now has a 20-year development roadmap. Many predict this fast-moving field of science will deliver valuable products that can be used in diagnostics—including clinical laboratory tests, therapeutics, and other […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 21, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations biome clinical laboratory clinical pathology Dark Daily dark intelligence group Dark Report Source Type: news

Scientists: Movement Detected Along California Fault That Could Cause an 8-Magnitude Earthquake  
After the biggest earthquake to hit Southern California in 20 years struck in July, a powerful fault line that could cause a magnitude 8 earthquake began moving, scientists say. In a study published Thursday in the journal Science, researchers from the California Institute of Technology along with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory said a part of the Garlock fault slipped after being triggered by the series of earthquakes in the Ridgecrest area. The fault runs 185 miles east to west from the San Andreas Fault to Death Valley. Scientists found that it has slipped 0.8 inch (or about 2 centimeters) near its surface since ...
Source: TIME: Science - October 19, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Mahita Gajanan Tags: Uncategorized California Natural Disasters onetime Source Type: news

Case Study Shows Asbestos in Talc Causes Mesothelioma
This study was the first large case series to identify contaminated cosmetic talc as the cause of mesothelioma and the first to use background controls dictated by no known asbestos exposure. It emphasizes the continued risk from common cosmetic products once thought to be safe for all. “I would tell people that there is no regulation for talc, and that if there is a safer alternative, than I would advise them to do that,” Moline said. “I would not recommend people use talcum powder.” The post Case Study Shows Asbestos in Talc Causes Mesothelioma appeared first on Mesothelioma Center - Vital Service...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 18, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Source Type: news

CMS Releases Revision to State Operations Manual Special Procedures for Laboratories
Presenters at the 13th Annual Lab Quality Confab 2019 discussed the negative impact of disparities between medical laboratory processes and SOPs ATLANTA, Oct. 18, 2019—Several weeks ago, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) quietly released QSO-19-20-CLIA: Revisions to State Operations Manual (SOM), Chapter 6—Special Procedures for Laboratories. The release, which went to all […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 18, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement Management & Operations News From Dark Daily Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
From 1 through 30 September 2019, the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported 4 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) infection and one associated death. The cases were reported from Al-Qassim (2 cases), Riyadh (1 case), and Al-Ahsaa (1 case) regions. The link below provides details of the 4 reported cases: (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - October 18, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

We've completed the lab testing: "Groovy Bee" Collagen Peptides (hydrolyzed collagen) now available through the Health Ranger Store
(Natural News) For the last three years, we’ve had many requests for a collagen peptides product, but given that collagen peptides are animal-derived, this product category requires extra scrutiny using high-end laboratory analysis equipment. Because most animals are fed GMO feed that’s laced with glyphosate, the cancer-causing herbicide chemical used across modern agriculture, it is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AdventHealth opens 1 freestanding ER, nears completion on another
AdventHealth opened one freestanding ER in Oviedo this week and is in the progress of completing another one. The $3.36 billion Altamonte Springs-based health care system opened a 19,000-square foot, 24-bed facility at 8100 Red Bug Lake Road near the Oviedo Mall. The ER includes two kid-friendly patient rooms, imaging technology like X-ray, CT scan and ultrasound equipment, as well as a medical laboratory . “AdventHealth has provided Central Florida residents compassionate, whole-person care for… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 17, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ryan Lynch Source Type: news

To Protect the Amazon Rainforest and Beyond, We Must Start in the Andes
If the Amazon rainforest are the lungs of the planet, then the Andes are its lifeblood. The world’s last remaining hotspot for agrobiodiversity, the region is the origin of many nutritionally important crop species and superfoods—grains like amaranth and quinoa; lupine pulses and maca roots—that underpin ecosystems, economies and diets. At the same time, agriculture at the highest altitudes in the world is acutely threatened by climate change, with increasingly extreme droughts, hailstorms and frosts. Home to more than 85 of the planet’s 110 climate zones, the Andes is a living laboratory—for ...
Source: TIME: Science - October 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Stef de Haan Tags: Uncategorized climate change Source Type: news

German Lab Faces Criminal Charges After Undercover Investigation
Video taken at the Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology contract testing facility appears to show mistreatment of monkeys, dogs, and cats. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 16, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Ghana: Kpedze Clinic Laboratory Rehabilitated
[Ghanaian Times] THE medical laboratory of the Kpedze Clinic in the Ho West District has been rehabilitated and furnished with state-of-the-art equipment at a cost of GH ¢90,000. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Poisoning by addictive substances, laboratory tests, and forensic medical death clarification in the case of poisoning - Iwersen-Bergmann S, Andresen-Streichert H.
Clinical-toxicological investigations are very helpful for the detection and assessment of the severity of questionable narcotics intoxications. In some cases, an initial case of clinical poisoning then progresses in the further course to a  case of forens... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Federal Advisory Committee Seeks Public Comments on Revising CLIA Regulations, says Keynote Speaker at 13th Annual Lab Quality Confab in Atlanta
At The Dark Report’s annual Lab Quality Confab for clinical laboratory administrators, managers, and quality team members, experts outline how disruption in healthcare requires labs to improve processes and cut costs ATLANTA, Oct. 15, 2019—Clinical laboratory professionals have a chance to advise the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on how the federal […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 16, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Pathology Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement Management & Operations News From Dark Daily Abbott anatomic pathology CDC centers for disease control Source Type: news

'Barbaric' tests on monkeys lead to calls for closure of German lab
Shocking footage shows conditions ‘clearly breach’ EU standards on animal welfare, say campaignersAn animal testing laboratory in Germany that subjected monkeys to “barbaric” treatment and kept unwell dogs in squalid conditions is under investigation amid calls for its closure.Undercover footage at the Laboratory of Pharmacology and Toxicology (LPT) near Hamburg published by Cruelty Free International and Soko Tierschutz shows technicians with metal prongs grabbing macaque monkeys by the neck. The monkeys are restrained by braces during testing. The footage also shows primates being handled “v...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Mattha Busby Tags: Environment Animal experimentation Animal welfare Medical research Animals Global development Science World news Europe Germany Source Type: news

Admedus Turns Attention to TAVR Program
Change is in the air for Admedus. The Brisbane, Australia-based company is selling off its CardioCel and VascuCel businesses to LeMaitre Vascular. The deal would give Admedus the space to focus on its transcatheter aortic valve replacement products. Under the agreement terms, Admedus receives $A22.8 million upfront followed by deferred payments of $A1 million each at 12 months and at 36 months. Additionally, the company could receive up to $A11.4 million in earn-out payments. Admedus said it retains manufacturing rights for up to three years and will continue manufacturing CardioCel and VascuCel at its Malaga facility in W...
Source: MDDI - October 15, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Nodular Hiradenoma, a Rare Mimic of Breast Carcinoma Nodular Hiradenoma, a Rare Mimic of Breast Carcinoma
This case report summarizes the clinical, pathological, and immunohistochemical characteristics of a breast hidradenoma, an uncommon skin adnexal tumor arising from the eccrine or apocrine glands.Laboratory Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Canadian Diagnostics Executive Forum Will Provide Firsthand Insights into How Clinical Laboratories Can Leverage Technology and Innovation to ‘Do More with Less’
As demand rises, Canadian clinical laboratories must learn to juggle test systems automation, funding challenges, and staffing shortages Canada’s clinical laboratories are deeply affected by many of the trends impacting the Canadian healthcare system overall. Deployment of new technologies, such as test automation and artificial intelligence (AI) for example, are forcing Canadian labs to adapt […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 14, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Pathology Adam Cole Alan Fine PhD anatomic pathology Canadian Diagnostic Executive Forum Clinical Lab Products clinical laboratory CM OOnt Dark Daily dark intelligence group Dark Report David Kinniburgh Dominique Trudel Source Type: news

How Common is Lyme Disease Globally and in Urban Settings?
Discussion Lyme disease (LD) is caused by several genospecies of Borrelia burgdorferi senu lato that are transmitted by ticks of the Ixodes ricinus complex. In the U.S. and Europe it is the most common vector-borne disease. It is named for Lyme, Connecticut in the 1970s when it was “discovered,” but there are reports of LD-type disease in Europe since 1883. There are 18 distinct genospecies with B. afzelii, B. garinii and B. burgdorferi sensu stricto being the 3 most common ones causing human infection. There are many species of Ixodes ticks but only 4 commonly bite humans. Ixodes ricinus mainly in Europe, I, p...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 14, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

FDA ’s Forensic Chemistry Center Playing Critical Role in Vaping Illness Investigation
FDA ’s Forensic Chemistry Center serves as the agency’s premier national forensic laboratory for research and analyses related to criminal and regulatory investigations involving FDA-regulated products. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - October 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Penumbra Looks to Bolster Indigo Through CHEETAH
The first patient has been enrolled in Penumbra’s CHEETAH post-market study to evaluate the Indigo System with CAT RX Aspiration Catheter in the coronary vessels. About 400 patients are expected to be enrolled at 25 centers in CHEETAH. Alameda, CA-based Penumbra’s Indigo System uses mechanical power aspiration to remove thrombus in the coronaries. The primary study endpoint is a composition of cardiovascular (CV) death, recurrent myocardial infarction (MI), cardiogenic shock or new or worsening New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class IV heart failure within 30 days. Secondary endpoints i...
Source: MDDI - October 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Business Source Type: news

University of Edinburgh Study Finds Antimicrobial Bacteria in Hospital Wastewater in Research That Has Implications for Microbiologists
The highly infectious bacteria can survive treatment at local sewage plants and enter the food chain of surrounding populations, the study revealed Researchers at the University of Edinburgh (UE) in Scotland found large amounts of antimicrobial-resistance (AMR) genes in hospital wastewater. These findings will be of interest to microbiologists and clinical laboratory managers, as the […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 11, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Acinetobacter Acinetobacter johnsonii AMR Challenge anatomic Source Type: news

Improved Root Canal Instrumentation to Reduce Dental Work Complications
Doctors suggest that the " adaptive " motion of nickel-titanium rotary files used for root canal procedures decreases the instrument's torque generation, thereby reducing the risk of tooth damage and file fracture YANGSAN, South Korea, Oct. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Reducing dental work complications is in best interest of dentists as well as patients. To improve clinical performance of root canal instruments, a research team, led by Dr. Sang Won Kwak from Pusan National University, South Korea, tested instrumentation with specially designed rotary movements. Their study, pub...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 10, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Choosing a Commercial Partner for Large-Scale Rederivation Projects of...
This webinar will cover what scientists and laboratory technicians will need to consider when embarking on a large-scale rederivation project of laboratory animal facilities. Specific topics include...(PRWeb October 10, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/choosing_a_commercial_partner_for_large_scale_rederivation_projects_of_laboratory_animal_facilities_upcoming_webinar_hosted_by_xtalks/prweb16637792.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 10, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Toll Mounts From a Mystery Disease Some Call “The New Polio”
Carter Roberts’ motorized wheelchair didn’t arrive until the day he died. It had been a long time coming and his parents had fought hard to get it. The chair cost more than $32,000 and the insurance companies wouldn’t cover it, so the family went to court. One insurer eventually agreed to pay for some components of the chair but not the whole thing. And then none of it mattered anyway. On Sept. 22, 2018, the Roberts’ doorbell rang and the chair was delivered. Also on Sept. 22, 2018, Carter died, just three months shy of his sixth birthday. He had been largely paralyzed for the final two years of his...
Source: TIME: Health - October 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease viruses Source Type: news

Might Clinical Laboratories Soon be Processing Tests That Predict Whether Patients Will Die in 5-10 Years?
Metabolic panels of 14 blood-based biomarkers that can predict when a patient is likely to die may be coming to a medical laboratory near you Clinical pathologists soon may be able to predict when patients will die, thanks to a recent study that reveals new insights into how the human body works. Researchers at the […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 9, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing clinical laboratory Dark Daily dark intelligence group Dark Report Max P Source Type: news

Why is the effect of live fuel moisture content on fire rate of spread underestimated in field experiments in shrublands? - Pimont F, Ruffault J, Martin-StPaul NK, Dupuy JL.
In this study, we reana... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Q & A: Educating children about health risks of vaping
The number of teens who use electronic cigarettes, or vape, is at an all-time high, and there ’s growing concern that vaping can cause severe lung illness and injury, as well as an addiction to nicotine.Additionally, several deaths have been attributed to vaping-related illnesses, and that number continues to grow, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Recent CDC data also shows that 1 in 4 high school students vape, and that e-cigarette use among middle school students is on the rise.UCLA pediatric pulmonologistDr. Eric Hamberger explains how vaping affects children ’s health, and how pa...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 8, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Yellow fever – Nigeria
On 29 August 2019, a suspected yellow fever case was reported from Kano state with a travel history to Yankari game reserve, Alkaleri Local Government Area (LGA), Bauchi state, Nigeria. From 29 August through 22 September 2019, Nigeria reported an outbreak of yellow fever with an epi-centre in the Yankari game reserve of Alkaleri LGA, Bauchi state. According to Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), 231 suspected cases have been reported in four states including Bauchi (110), Borno (109), Gombe (10), and Kano (2), of which there have been 13 presumptive positive by IgM testing and 24 cases positive by reverse-transcrip...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - October 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Microscopy and Imaging Leader Shinya Inoue Dies
The long-time Marine Biological Laboratory scientist was known for using his own hand-built microscopes to image the dynamics of live cells. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - October 7, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Physical modeling and numerical analysis of tsunami inundation in a coastal city - Prasetyo A, Yasuda T, Miyashita T, Mori N.
This study conducted a physical model experiment to investigate inundation processes in a complex coastal city model using the Hybrid Tsunami Open Flume in Ujigawa Open Laboratory (HyTOFU). The physical model was constructed at a 1:250 scale as an idealiza... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Clinical Lab 2.0 Advances as Project Santa Fe Foundation Secures Nonprofit Status, Prepares to Share Case Studies of Medical Laboratories Getting Paid for Adding Value
Clinical laboratory leaders interested in positioning their labs to be paid for added-value services will get knowledge, insights, and more at upcoming third annual Clinical Lab 2.0 Workshop in November It’s a critical time for medical laboratories. Healthcare is transitioning from a fee-for-service payment system to new value-based payment models, creating disruption and instability in […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 7, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Pathology analytics anatomic pathology Andy Hay ARUP Laboratories Aspenti Health Brian Jackson MD Clinical Lab 2.0 clinical laboratory Curt Hanson MD Dark Daily dark intelligence group Dark Report Debra Leonard MD PhD Source Type: news

New Cambridge biotech Korro aims to develop a reversible form of gene editing
Atlas Venture has announced the launch of a new biotech startup Monday called Korro Bio, based on a technology that could be an improvement on current approaches to gene-editing which grew out of the study of the nervous systems of squid. One of the new company’s co-founders is Josh Rosenthal, a researcher at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, who last year pitched an idea to partners at Cambridge-based Atlas to create drugs based on editing RNA — the genetic instructions that carry… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Don Seiffert Source Type: news

What's in the bag? Analysis of exterior drug packaging by TD-DART-MS to predict the contents - Sisco E, Robinson EL, Burns A, Mead R.
The need for a safe and reliable presumptive test for law enforcement, first responders, and laboratory personnel is critical in the era of dangerous synthetic opioids and other novel psychoactive substances. Obtaining drug identification information witho... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Guideline Inclusion Could Open More Doors for WATS3D
CDx Diagnostics has some extra firepower behind the WATS3D diagnostic platform. The Suffern, NY-based company said the diagnostic has been included in the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy’s Standards of Practice Committee’s guideline for the screening and surveillance of Barrett’s esophagus. Since esophageal dysplasia is both highly focal and typically invisible, the effectiveness of upper endoscopy is widely recognized to be limited by the high rate of false-negative sampling error associated with standard 4-quadrant random biopsy. WATS3D, or Wide Area T...
Source: MDDI - October 4, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Imaging Source Type: news

LabCorp names two new business segment CEOs
Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings announced Thursday John Ratliff, the current CEO of Covance, will become the CEO of LabCorp Diagnostics. Paul Kirchgraber, head of Covance clinical testing solutions, will take over as CEO of Covance. Both of the division CEO roles will take effect Nov. 1 when David King retires from his position as CEO of LabCorp and Adam Schlechter takes over his position, as announced earlier this year. King will continue his work with LabCorp as executive chairman… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 4, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

New Dayton-area health center caters specifically to senior citizens
A new health center that caters specifically to the growing population of senior citizens opened this year in Centerville, providing a variety of services targeted toward this demographic. Years Ahead Health Center, part of Kettering Health Network, launched in January at 6661 Clyo Road. The 22,000-square-foot center provides primary care and laboratory services, as well as education, training and community events. Dr. Melissa Butler, medical director of Years Ahead, said the prac tice has grown… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John Bush Source Type: news

Federal Judge Blocks New HHS Rule That Would Have Required Pharmaceutical Companies to Include Pricing in Television Ads
Drug companies claim HHS rule violates their first amendment rights, but added web links to drug prices in their TV ads anyway Will American consumers ever see the prices of their prescription drugs? That almost happened this summer, when a Trump administration healthcare transparency initiative would have required pharmaceutical companies to include prices in drug […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 4, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Pathology Alex Azar Amgen Amit Mehta ANA anatomic pathology Association of National Advertisers clinical laboratory Dark Daily dark intelligence group Dark Report Eli Lilly health and human services HHS medical labor Source Type: news

Are humans prepared to detect, fear, and avoid snakes? The mismatch between laboratory and ecological evidence - Coelho CM, Suttiwan P, Faiz AM, Ferreira-Santos F, Zsido AN.
Since Seligman (1971) statement that the vast majority of phobias are about objects essential to the survival of a species, a multitude of laboratory studies followed, supporting the finding that humans learn to fear and detect snakes (and other animals) f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Non-Human Animals and Insects Source Type: news

In the twisted story of eugenics, the bad guy is all of us | Angela Saini
Francis Galton is rightly criticised for advancing this immoral, racist non-science. But remember, his ideas were mainstreamHow should we remember historical figures who we know have done terrible things? It ’s a dilemma we face more often, as universities and public institutions criticallyexamine their histories, reassessing the past with 21st-century eyes. And over the last year, University College London has been in the midst of ahistorical inquiry into its role as the institutional birthplace of eugenics – the debunked “science” that claimed that by selectively breeding humans we could improve r...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 3, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Angela Saini Tags: Race Universities Science Higher education Source Type: news