Intelligent software tackles plant cell jigsaw puzzle
(European Molecular Biology Laboratory) German researchers, including scientists from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg (EMBL), developed a machine learning-based algorithm to study the morphogenesis of plants at a cellular level. So far it was impossible to solve this evolving and changing puzzle. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 31, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Study: Portable, point-of-care COVID-19 test could bypass the lab
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, News Bureau) As COVID-19 continues to spread, bottlenecks in supplies and laboratory personnel have led to long waiting times for results in some areas. In a new study, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign researchers have demonstrated a prototype of a rapid COVID-19 molecular test and a simple-to-use, portable instrument for reading the results with a smartphone in 30 minutes, which could enable point-of-care diagnosis without needing to send samples to a lab. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sleep loss is related to unstable stationary balance in U.S. Army soldiers in an operationally-relevant context - Mantua J, Bessey AF, Ritland BM, Naylor JA, Chabuz R, McKeon AB, Capaldi VF, Sowden WJ.
BACKGROUND: Sleep loss negatively impacts stationary balance in a laboratory setting, but few studies have examined this link in a naturalistic environment. We tested this relationship in U.S. Army soldiers that often undergo mission-driven sleep loss and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Low Rates of Severe Disease, Death Reported for Children With COVID-19
FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2020 -- Severe disease and death appear to be rare among children and young people hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19, according to an observational study in the United Kingdom published online Aug. 27 in The... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

German Scientists Train Dogs to Detect the Presence of COVID-19 in Saliva Samples; Can a Canine ’s Nose Be as Accurate as Clinical Laboratory Testing?
Though only in the pilot study phase, results correlate with earlier studies where both dogs and humans were able to “smell” specific diseases in people Man’s best friend has risked life and limb to save humans for centuries. Now, researchers in Germany have discovered that pooches may be useful in the fight against COVID-19 as […] The post German Scientists Train Dogs to Detect the Presence of COVID-19 in Saliva Samples; Can a Canine’s Nose Be as Accurate as Clinical Laboratory Testing? first appeared on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 28, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Pathology AKC American Kennel Club anatomic pathology Bundeswehr C. diff clinical laboratory clinical pathology Clostridium difficile COVID-19 Dark Daily dark intelligence group Dark Report Hannover Medical School Ho Source Type: news

Drug that 'repairs damage to the brain and spinal cord' has been created by British scientists
Scientists led by the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge created a synthetic version of a protein known as Cerebellin-1, called CPTX, that links brain messaging neurons together. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Universal Statewide Laboratory Testing for SARS-CoV-2 in Nursing Homes - West Virginia, April 21-May 8, 2020
This report describes how nursing homes in West Virginia used universal COVID-19 testing of residents and staff members to slow the spread of infections and prevent large outbreaks in this population at higher risk. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - August 27, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report SARS (Severe acute respiratory syndrome) COVID-19 Source Type: news

COVID-19 Among American Indian and Alaska Native Persons - 23 States, January 31-July 3, 2020
This report describes the cumulative incidence of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 among American Indian and Alaska Native persons in 23 states. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - August 27, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: American Indian - Alaska Native Health MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease 2019 Source Type: news

Single-use N95 respirators can be decontaminated and used again, study finds
N95 respirators,which are widely worn by health care workers treating patients with COVID-19and are designed to be used only once, can be decontaminated effectively and used up to three times, according to research by UCLA scientists and colleagues.An early-release version of their study has beenpublished online, with the full study to appear in September in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases.N95 respirators reduce exposure to airborne infectious agents,including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19,and are one of the key pieces of personal protective equipment used by clinical workers in preventing the spread ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 27, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Too many corners are being cut in the race to find a Covid-19 antibody test | Jon Deeks
Despite optimistic coverage, the results from a new test seem too good to be trueReport:Claims of 99% accuracy for UK Covid antibody test ‘cannot be trusted’Coronavirus – latest updatesDuring the pandemic, Covid-19 tests have provided a rich source of media coverage. Most of us now know a bit about how these tests work, and that they can generate errors that lead to wrong and harmful decisions. Tests have to be used on the right samples at the right time, else more errors can be made, and there are important differences between “have I got it?” viral swab tests, and “have I had it?&rdquo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jon Deeks Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Science UK news Microbiology Source Type: news

Search for COVID-19 drugs boosted by SARS discovery
(Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) An extensive search and testing of current drugs and drug-like compounds has revealed compounds previously developed to fight SARS might also work against COVID-19.Using the National Drug Discovery Centre, researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute identified drug-like compounds that could block a key coronavirus protein called PLpro. Initially developed as potential treatments for SARS, the compounds prevented the growth of the SARS-CoV-2 virus (which causes COVID-19) in the laboratory. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Unravelling the potential of the unconscious mind
(ATR Brain Information Communication Research Laboratory Group) By using a combination of artificial intelligence and brain imaging technology, researchers have discovered that humans can be trained to rationally use the unconscious contents of their mental processes. The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, could open the way to important new approaches in neuroscience and artificial intelligence, but also lead to novel applications in clinical, educational or social settings. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AdventHealth completes Lake Nona freestanding ER; more facilities to come
It includes a full-service laboratory, imaging services and more. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ryan Lynch Source Type: news

AdventHealth completes Lake Nona freestanding ER; more facilities to come
It includes a full-service laboratory, imaging services and more. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 26, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ryan Lynch Source Type: news

California to spend up to $1.4 billion on new Covid-19 testing laboratory
California is launching a large-scale expansion of its Covid-19 testing efforts with a recently signed contract with a Massachusetts diagnostics company, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday. The state is looking to more than double its current testing abilities through a new laboratory facility that will be operated by PerkinElmer Inc. (NYSE: PKI), a diagnostics company based in Waltham, Massachusetts. It was not immediately clear where the new laboratory would be located. Testing fo r Covid-19 has… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

California to spend up to $1.4 billion on new Covid-19 testing laboratory
California is launching a large-scale expansion of its Covid-19 testing efforts with a recently signed contract with a Massachusetts diagnostics company, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday. The state is looking to more than double its current testing abilities through a new laboratory facility that will be operated by PerkinElmer Inc. (NYSE: PKI), a diagnostics company based in Waltham, Massachusetts. It was not immediately clear where the new laboratory would be located. Testing fo r Covid-19 has… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 26, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

California to spend up to $1.4 billion on new Covid-19 testing laboratory
California is launching a large-scale expansion of its Covid-19 testing efforts with a recently signed contract with a Massachusetts diagnostics company, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday. The state is looking to more than double its current testing abilities through a new laboratory facility that will be operated by PerkinElmer Inc. (NYSE: PKI), a diagnostics company based in Waltham, Massachusetts. It was not immediately clear where the new laboratory would be located. Testing fo r Covid-19 has… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

California to spend up to $1.4 billion on new Covid-19 testing laboratory
California is launching a large-scale expansion of its Covid-19 testing efforts with a recently signed contract with a Massachusetts diagnostics company, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday. The state is looking to more than double its current testing abilities through a new laboratory facility that will be operated by PerkinElmer Inc. (NYSE: PKI), a diagnostics company based in Waltham, Massachusetts. It was not immediately clear where the new laboratory would be located. Testing fo r Covid-19 has… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 26, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

California to spend up to $1.4 billion on new Covid-19 testing laboratory
California is launching a large-scale expansion of its Covid-19 testing efforts with a recently signed contract with a Massachusetts diagnostics company, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday. The state is looking to more than double its current testing abilities through a new laboratory facility that will be operated by PerkinElmer Inc. (NYSE: PKI), a diagnostics company based in Waltham, Massachusetts. It was not immediately clear where the new laboratory would be located. Testing fo r Covid-19 has… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

California to spend up to $1.4 billion on new Covid-19 testing laboratory
California is launching a large-scale expansion of its Covid-19 testing efforts with a recently signed contract with a Massachusetts diagnostics company, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday. The state is looking to more than double its current testing abilities through a new laboratory facility that will be operated by PerkinElmer Inc. (NYSE: PKI), a diagnostics company based in Waltham, Massachusetts. It was not immediately clear where the new laboratory would be located. Testing fo r Covid-19 has… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 26, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

Nanomateriales, Sa De CV Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of All Lots of Zanilast+gel Due to the Presence of 1-Propanol
Apodaca, Nuevo Leon, Nanomateriales is voluntarily recalling all lots of ZANILAST+ GEL, Sanitizer gel, to the consumer level. FDA laboratory analysis found ZANILAST+ GEL to contain 1-propanol. There is a reasonable probability of acute toxicity from ingestion which can cause central nervous system (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - August 26, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Chemical found in insect repellents 'can kill the coronavirus'
The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) conducted the research on the naturally occurring chemical Citriodiol, found in Mosi Guard. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania: Muhas Laboratory Secures Iso Endorsement
[Daily News] TANZANIA has registered yet another milestone after the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) pharmaceutical research and development laboratory became the first in Africa to attain ISO accreditation as a proficiency testing provider on solid dosage forms. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Measles, mumps and rubella: lab-confirmed cases in England 2020, PHE (updated 26th August 2020)
Quarterly reports, with commentary, on cases confirmed by Public Health England's Virus Reference department or national routine laboratory testing (mumps only). 26 August 2020 Added Health Protection Report (HPR)14(15) second quarter report. 26 May 2020 First published. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Inova Diagnostics announces CE for Aptiva(R), a digital multi-analyte system
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 26, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Inova Diagnostics, a worldwide leader in IVD systems and reagents for autoimmune disease in the clinical laboratory, is pleased to announce CE (Conformité Européenne) Mark... Devices, Diagnostics, Regulatory Inova Diagnostics, Aptiva Celiac Disease (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

King ’s College London Study Identifies Six Distinct ‘Types’ of COVID-19 Illness, Each with a Distinct ‘Cluster’ of Symptoms
The KCL researchers’ new models for predicting which patients will need hospitalization and breathing support may be useful for pathologists and clinical laboratory scientists One more window into understanding the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus may have just opened. A British study identified six distinct “clusters” of symptoms that the research scientists believe may help predict which patients […] The post King’s College London Study Identifies Six Distinct ‘Types’ of COVID-19 Illness, Each with a Distinct ‘Cluster’ of Symptoms first appeared on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 26, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing anatomic pathology Carole Sudre PhD Claire Steves MD PhD clinical laboratory clinical pathology COVID-19 Dark Daily dark intellig Source Type: news

New device can measure toxic lead within minutes
(Rutgers University) Rutgers researchers have created a miniature device for measuring trace levels of toxic lead in sediments at the bottom of harbors, rivers and other waterways within minutes -- far faster than currently available laboratory-based tests, which take days. The affordable lab-on-a-chip device could also allow municipalities, water companies, universities, K-12 schools, daycares and homeowners to easily and swiftly test their water supplies. The research is published in the IEEE Sensors Journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Nitrogen Assembly Carbon catalyst has potential to transform chemical manufacturing
(DOE/Ames Laboratory) Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have discovered a metal-free carbon-based catalyst that has the potential to be much less expensive and more efficient for many industrial concerns, including manufacturing of bio- and fossil fuels, electrocatalysis, and fuel cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Featured Review: Rapid, point-of-care antigen and molecular-based tests for diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection
How accurate are rapid tests, performed during a health-care visit (point-of-care), 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, COVID-19 infection is confirmed by sending away samples, taken from the nose and throat, for laboratory testing. The laboratory test, called RT-PCR, requires specialist equipment, may require repeat healthcare visits, and typically takes at least 24 hours to produce a result.Rapid point-of-care tests can provide a result &...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 25, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Respiratory infections: laboratory reports 2020, PHE (updated 25th August 2020)
Monthly reports on laboratory confirmed respiratory infections in England and Wales. Updates 25 August 2020. Added HPR 14(15) monthly report (weeks 29 to 32). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart Events Observed for ~12 Percent of Adults Hospitalized With Flu
TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2020 -- Among adults hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza, 11.7 percent have an acute cardiovascular event, according to a study published online Aug. 25 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Eric J. Chow, M.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Heart Events Observed for & #126;12 Percent of Adults Hospitalized With Flu
TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2020 -- Among adults hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza, 11.7 percent have an acute cardiovascular event, according to a study published online Aug. 25 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Eric J. Chow, M.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Has England learned any lessons from the first wave of coronavirus? | Philip Ball
There ’s still a long way to go to prepare for a winter surge. But the country is no longer as vulnerable as it was in MarchNo one knows what the next months hold, butsuggestions that Britain will be back to normal by Christmas seem unlikely. Already,Leicester,Greater Manchester andPreston have enforced local lockdowns after registering risesin Covid-19 cases, while increases in Spain and Germany are an alarming reminder of the difficulty of controlling this virus. Cold weather could potentially boost the spread of coronavirus and make social distancing outdoors more difficult. The dangers are clear – so is Eng...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Philip Ball Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Science UK news NHS Health Source Type: news

Study reveals two major microbial groups can't breathe
(Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences) A new scientific study has revealed unique life strategies of two major groups of microbes that live below Earth's surface. A publication in Frontiers in Microbiology reports that these groups, originally thought to rely on symbiotic relationships with other organisms, may also live independently and use an ancient mode of energy production. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 25, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

SciLifeLab fellows part of new Plant Biotechnology National Center
(Science For Life Laboratory) The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF) funds 200 MSEK to four research centers that will focus on finding solutions to some of the UN Agenda 2030 goals. SciLifeLab Fellows Paul Hudson (KTH) and Alexey Amunts (Stockholm University) have been selected, together with project-leader Å sa Strand and Alizee Malnoe (Ume å University), to set up one of the centers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 25, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Scientists create protein models to explore toxic methylmercury formation
(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) A team led by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory created a computational model of the proteins responsible for the transformation of mercury to toxic methylmercury, marking a step forward in understanding how the reaction occurs and how mercury cycles through the environment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 25, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Exclusive: The Scientist Who Sequenced the First COVID-19 Genome Speaks Out About the Controversies Surrounding His Work
Over the past few years, Professor Zhang Yongzhen has made it his business to sequence thousands of previously unknown viruses. But he knew straight away that this one was particularly nasty. It was about 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 3 that a metal box arrived at the drab, beige buildings that house the Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center. Inside was a test tube packed in dry ice that contained swabs from a patient suffering from a peculiar pneumonia sweeping China’s central city of Wuhan. But little did Zhang know that that box would also unleash a vicious squall of blame and geopolitical acrimony worthy of Pandora herself....
Source: TIME: Health - August 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Campbell / Shanghai Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight Source Type: news

Exclusive: The Chinese Scientist Who Sequenced the First COVID-19 Genome Speaks Out About the Controversies Surrounding His Work
Over the past few years, Professor Zhang Yongzhen has made it his business to sequence thousands of previously unknown viruses. But he knew straight away that this one was particularly nasty. It was about 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 3 that a metal box arrived at the drab, beige buildings that house the Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center. Inside was a test tube packed in dry ice that contained swabs from a patient suffering from a peculiar pneumonia sweeping China’s central city of Wuhan. But little did Zhang know that that box would also unleash a vicious squall of blame and geopolitical acrimony worthy of Pandora herself....
Source: TIME: Science - August 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Charlie Campbell / Shanghai Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight Source Type: news

Exclusive: The Chinese Scientist Who Sequenced the First COVID-19 Genome Speaks Out About the Controversies Surrounding His Work
Over the past few years, Professor Zhang Yongzhen has made it his business to sequence thousands of previously unknown viruses. But he knew straight away that this one was particularly nasty. It was about 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 3 that a metal box arrived at the drab, beige buildings that house the Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center. Inside was a test tube packed in dry ice that contained swabs from a patient suffering from a peculiar pneumonia sweeping China’s central city of Wuhan. But little did Zhang know that that box would also unleash a vicious squall of blame and geopolitical acrimony worthy of Pandora herself....
Source: TIME: Health - August 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Campbell / Shanghai Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight Source Type: news

Pooled Testing may Provide a Method of Increasing the Number of Coronavirus Tests Being Performed in the US
Pooled testing could become a critical tool for clinical laboratories to spot the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus among asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic individuals COVID-19 testing for individuals has expanded in the US, but the number of people actually tested remains a small proportion of the country’s total population and clinical laboratory testing supply shortages continue to hamper progress. […] The post Pooled Testing may Provide a Method of Increasing the Number of Coronavirus Tests Being Performed in the US first appeared on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 24, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations ACLA american clinical laboratory association anatomic pathology Benjami Source Type: news

"Just bring us the real ones": the role of forensic crime laboratories in guarding the gateway to justice for sexual assault victims - Campbell R, Fehler-Cabral G.
Throughout the United States, hundreds of thousands of sexual assault kits (SAKs; also termed "rape kits") have never been submitted by law enforcement personnel to a crime laboratory for forensic DNA testing. Prior research indicates that negative stereot... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Novel 3D-printed device demonstrates enhanced capture of carbon dioxide emissions
(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) The Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers have designed and additively manufactured a first-of-its-kind aluminum device that enhances the capture of carbon dioxide emitted from fossil fuel plants and other industrial processes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 24, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Trump Administration Says Some Coronavirus Tests Can Bypass F.D.A. Scrutiny
The new policy states that so-called laboratory-developed tests will no longer require F.D.A. authorization. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sheila Kaplan Tags: Tests (Medical) Laboratories and Scientific Equipment Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) United States Politics and Government Food and Drug Administration Health and Human Services Department your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Trump administration says FDA will no longer require premarket review of certain lab tests, including some Covid-19 tests
The Trump administration has determined that the US Food and Drug Administration will no longer review certain laboratory tests, including those used to detect Covid-19, according to an announcement from the US Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Angola: Covid-19 - Benguela's Molecular Laboratory Kicks Off Testing
[ANGOP] Benguela -- The regional molecular virology laboratory, located in Benguela General Hospital, started on Thursday, to perform the first tests for diagnosis of Sars cov2, as part of the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Angola: Covid-19 - Huila's Laboratory Begins Testing
[ANGOP] Lubango -- Huila's virology laboratory, set up at Lubango Central Hospital, began on Thursday, diagnosing the COVID-19 pandemic, with six daily tests, following an experiment carried out on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 21, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

White House Blocks FDA's Power to Regulate Lab Tests
FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2020 -- The Trump administration has blocked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration from regulating a wide swath of laboratory tests, including ones for COVID-19. The new policy, which was posted Wednesday and is strongly opposed by... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How Clinical Laboratories Can Avoid COVID-19 Superspreaders, Protect Their Customers and Their Hospital Networks
Understanding how superspreading occurs can help clinical lab leaders slow and even prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2 within their communities and health systems Clinical laboratories understand the critical importance of preventing the spread of infection. However, according to the Boston Globe, researchers worldwide are learning that roughly 80% of new COVID-19 cases are caused by […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 21, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations anatomic pathology Ben Althouse PhD Biogen CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report clinical laboratory contact traci Source Type: news

White House Blocks FDA's Power to Regulate Lab Tests
FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2020 -- The Trump administration has blocked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration from regulating a wide swath of laboratory tests, including ones for the coronavirus. The new policy, which was posted Wednesday and is strongly... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

COVID-19 pooling test method from Ben-Gurion U. IDs asymptomatic carriers
(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) P-BEST can be configured on the basis of the carrier rate. The lower the carrier rate, the higher efficiency. The pooling method has been tested using an advanced liquid-handling robotic system that can perform the task in an hour and can be performed in a typical clinical diagnostic laboratory anywhere in the world. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news