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

Award Recognizes RHITES-E for Agility, Effectiveness in Boosting HIV Services in Uganda  
October 02, 2019IntraHealth International’s Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Eastern Uganda (RHITES-E) Activity has won the2019 CLA (Collaborate, Learn, Adapt) award from the US Agency for International Development (USAID) for its agility in boosting HIV services in the eastern region of Uganda. In March 2018, Uganda’s Ministry of Health introduced a surge strategy, in line with the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) efforts, to find more people living with HIV and enroll them in care by improving HIV testing efficiency and linkages to treatment. To r...
Source: IntraHealth International - October 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Uganda Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Eastern Uganda (RHITES-East) HIV & AIDS Source Type: news

High ambitions: Uruguay cannabis firm targets booming global market for medical marijuana
In a white, sterilized laboratory on the outskirts of Uruguayan capital Montevideo, biochemist Javier Varela and his team are carefully cultivating plants for a booming multibillion-dollar global market in medical marijuana. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Proposed Federal Rules Let Patients Compare Healthcare Costs on Their Smartphones
Another push for price transparency steps up pressure on medical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups to develop compliance strategies Clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups are under increasing pressure to develop strategies for making their test prices more accessible to patients. Those pressures are likely to grow due to newly proposed federal regulations that aim […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 2, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing anatomic pathology CCSQ Center for Clinical Standards and Quality clinical laboratory clinical pathology Dark Daily dark intelligence group Source Type: news

Component analysis of illicit morphia tablets (clandestine laboratory preparation) using gas chromatography mass spectrometry: a case study - Usman M, Jamshaid T, Naseer A, Baig Y, Mehmood Z, Shahwar M, Akhtar S, Chaudhary MT, Sarwar M, Tahir MA.
Various synthetic or semi-synthetic drugs like cocaine, amphetamine type stimulants (ATS), and heroin are produced and processed in clandestine laboratories. Every clan lab has its own procedures and protocols for drug synthesis and processing. A drug can ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Former Netsmart exec tapped as CEO of lab information systems vendor
A former executive for Netsmart Technologies Inc. will lead the newly acquired Orchard Software Corp., a laboratory information systems vendor in Indianapolis. A San Francisco-based IT private equity firm, Francisco Partners, plans to acquire industry leader Orchard Software, which specializes in software for laboratory systems used by hospitals, clinics, veterinary labs, student health centers and public health organizations. As part of the transactio n, Billie Whitehurst, who previously was Netsmart's… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 1, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lily Lieberman Source Type: news

Missouri hospital exec faces criminal charges for massive fraud
David Byrns, the former CEO of Putnam County Memorial Hospital, has been charged with conspiracy to commit health care fraud. According to The Kansas City Star, Byrns was charged Friday in the federal district court for the Western District of Missouri with submitting fraudulent reimbursement claims for laboratory tests for patients who never visited the Unionville, Mo., hospital. The charges are related to a 2017 audit [PDF] by Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway that showed the hospital received… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andrew Vaupel Source Type: news

Artificial blood developed in the laboratory can be transfused regardless of blood type 
Scientists from the National Defense Medical College in Tokorozawa, Japan, tested the 'blood' on 10 rabbits that were bleeding profusely. Of which, six survived. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Less Red Meat Better For You? Controversial New Guidelines Say No
(CNN) — Leading nutritional experts in the United States and the UK are fired up about new dietary recommendations claiming there’s no need to reduce your red and processed meat intake for good health. “This is a very irresponsible public health recommendation,” said Dr. Frank Hu, who chairs the nutrition department at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The new guidelines and five corresponding studies are part of a systematic analysis of existing research done by NutriRECS, a recently formed international group of nutritionists and health researchers. NutriRECS says its mission is to &l...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local CNN Red Meat Source Type: news

Is Melatonin Safe to Take Every Night?
Americans aren’t sleeping well. Roughly 80% of U.S. adults say they struggle to fall asleep at least one night a week, according to a recent Consumer Reports survey. And research has found that sleep problems are also on the rise among adolescents. While the causes of America’s sleep woes are up for debate, there’s little disagreement about America’s favorite remedy: Melatonin, by far the country’s most-used sleep aid. What is Melatonin? Melatonin is a hormone that plants and animals, including humans, produce naturally. The melatonin sold in over-the-counter pills is synthetic, but chemically...
Source: TIME: Health - October 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized anti-oxidants drug safety inflammation medicine melatonin Source Type: news

Xtalks Announces Its Life Science Webinar Calendar for October 2019
Upcoming free, educational webinars from Xtalks Webinars will feature topics on clinical operations, clinical trials, commercialization & HEOR, laboratory technology, medical device, preclinical...(PRWeb October 01, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/xtalks_announces_its_life_science_webinar_calendar_for_october_2019/prweb16614646.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - October 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

PAMA Pay Cuts: How Have They Affected Your Practice?
The Academy is encouraging family physicians to complete a survey that explores the effects of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act on their ability to provide office-based laboratory services. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - October 1, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

HIF-independent synthetic lethality between CDK4/6 inhibition and VHL loss across species
Inactivation of the VHL tumor suppressor gene is the signature initiating event in clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC), the most common form of kidney cancer, and causes the accumulation of hypoxia-inducible factor 2α (HIF-2α). HIF-2α inhibitors are effective in some ccRCC cases, but both de novo and acquired resistance have been observed in the laboratory and in the clinic. Here, we identified synthetic lethality between decreased activity of cyclin-dependent kinases 4 and 6 (CDK4/6) and VHL inactivation in two species (human and Drosophila) and across diverse human ccRCC cell lines in culture and xe...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - October 1, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Nicholson, H. E., Tariq, Z., Housden, B. E., Jennings, R. B., Stransky, L. A., Perrimon, N., Signoretti, S., Kaelin, W. G. Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Union Says National Lab in Canada Is a Toxic Workplace
After a scientist at the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg had a mental breakdown that may have contributed to her death in 2016, employees raise red flags about an unhealthy work... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 30, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Mount Sinai Health System Study Finds Use of AI-Enabled Monitoring System Improves Use of Blood During Childbirth
Study suggests AI-enabled technology can help clinical laboratories and hospital blood banks save thousands of dollars annually on expensive blood products Artificial intelligence may prove to be a useful tool in helping hospitals better manage utilization of blood products. That’s one conclusion from a newly-published study done at New York’s Icahn School of Medicine at […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 30, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Pathology AI anatomic pathology artificial intelligence blood bank clinical laboratory Daniel Katz MD Dark Daily dark intelligence group Dark Report FDA fda clearance food and drug administration Garrett Vygantas Gau Source Type: news

Recommendations Developed for Evaluating Chronic Diarrhea
FRIDAY, Sept. 27, 2019 -- In new American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) clinical practice guidelines, published in the September issue of Gastroenterology, recommendations are presented for laboratory evaluation of chronic watery... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Scientists in United Kingdom Manipulate DNA to Create a Synthetic Bacteria That Could Be Immune to Infections
Use of synthetic genetics to replicate an infectious disease agent is a scientific accomplishment that many microbiologists and clinical laboratory managers expected would happen Microbiologists and infectious disease doctors are quite familiar with Escherichia coli (E. coli). The bacterium has caused much human sickness and even death around the globe, and its antibiotic resistant strains […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 27, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology anatomic pathology Benjamin A. Blount PhD clinical laboratory Dark Daily dark intelligence group Dark Report DNA E. coli Imp Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
From 1 through 31 August 2019, the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported 6 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) infection and one associated death. The cases were reported from Riyadh (3 cases), Taif (1 case), Quriyat (1 case), and Najran (1 case) regions. One of the cases reported (Case #4) is a household contact identified during the contact tracing investigation of Case #2. The link below provides details of the 6 reported cases : (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - September 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Philosophers, Artists and Geochemists. These Are the 2019 MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’ Winners
A poet, a legal scholar, a theater artist, a paleoclimatologist, an urban designer and a marine scientist are among the luminaries who have been named as this year’s MacArthur fellows. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation on Wednesday named 26 people who will each receive $625,000 over five years to use as they please. The Chicago-based foundation has awarded the so-called genius grants every year since 1981 to help further the pursuits of people with outstanding talent. The 2019 fellows are: Elizabeth Anderson, 59: philosopher, University of Michigan. Sujatha Baliga, 48: attorney and restorative justice...
Source: TIME: Science - September 25, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized awards onetime Source Type: news

Graves' disease patients needed for thyroid clinical study
Illingworth Research Group Ltd is coordinating a phase I study investigating a potential new drug, K1-70, developed to treat patients who have Graves’ disease, thyroid cancer, and patients who would benefit from controlling thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor activity. A Safety Review Committee found the drug to have been safe and well-tolerated in patients treated so far.A further 8 patients with Graves’ disease are needed to complete this study. Travel to and from the study sites is provided from their chosen location, as well as accommodation for patients travelling from far.For more information, pl...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 25, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Clinical Laboratory Leaders Agree: Showing Value Is More Important than Ever as Healthcare Transitions Away from Fee-for Service Reimbursement
How medical laboratories can show value through process improvement methods and analytics will be among many key topics presented at the upcoming Lab Quality Confab conference Quality management is the clinical laboratory’s best strategy for surviving and thriving in this era of shrinking lab budgets, PAMA price cuts, and value-based payment. In fact, the actions […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 25, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Digital Pathology Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Sales and Marketing Source Type: news

AI equal with human experts in medical diagnosis, study finds
Research suggests AI able to interpret medical images using deep learning algorithmArtificial intelligence is on a par with human experts when it comes to making medical diagnoses based on images, a review has found.The potential for artificial intelligence in healthcare has caused excitement, with advocates saying it will ease the strain on resources,free up time for doctor-patient interactions and even aid the development of tailored treatment. Last month the government announced£250m of funding for a new NHS artificial intelligence laboratory.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 25, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Artificial intelligence (AI) Technology Neuroscience Human biology Medical research UK news Consciousness Health NHS Source Type: news

Yale researchers use immune system to attack glioblastoma
The Yale laboratory of Sidi Chen has developed advanced gene-editing and screening technology to find new targets for cancer immunotherapy. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - September 24, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Polio outbreak – The Philippines
On 19 September 2019, the Philippines declared an outbreak of polio. Two cases have been reported to date, both caused by vaccine-derived poliovirus type 2 (VDPV2). Environmental samples taken from sewage in Manila on 13 August and a waterway in Davao on 22 August have also tested positive for VDPV2. The first case was confirmed on 14 September following testing by the National Polio Laboratory at the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, the Japan National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID) and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The case-patient is a 3-year-old girl from Lanao del...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - September 24, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Infectious Diseases A--Z: What's Eastern equine encephalitis?
Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) is a rare and potentially fatal virus spread to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito.  "The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports anywhere from three to about 15 cases of confirmed Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV) every year," says Dr. Elitza Theel, director of the Mayo Clinic Infectious Diseases Serology Laboratory. "What [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 24, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

University of Washington and Microsoft Research Encode Data into DNA, Demonstrating Potential New Use for Genetic Sequences
The proof-of-concept experiment showed data can be encoded in DNA and retrieved using automated systems, a development that may have positive significance for clinical laboratories It may seem far-fetched, but computer scientists and research groups have worked for years to discover if it is possible to store data on Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). Now, Microsoft Research […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 23, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations anatomic pathology clinical Source Type: news

Why it's dangerous to liken DNA to computer code
The lure of bioengineering is obvious but we should be wary of bugsA few days ago, on my way to a discussion inthe exquisite little McCrum theatre, which is hidden away in the centre of Cambridge, I had to pass through the courtyard of theEagle pub in Bene ’t Street. As I did so, I suddenly remembered that this is the hostelry where, on 28 February 1953, Francis Crick, rushing in from the nearby Cavendish Lab, announced to astonished lunchers that he and James Watson had discovered the secret of life. (They had just unveiled their double-helix model of the DNA molecule to colleagues in the laboratory; there ’s ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 21, 2019 Category: Science Authors: John Naughton Tags: Gene editing Genetics Biology Science Technology Source Type: news

How Understanding the History of the Earth ’s Climate Can Offer Hope Amid Crisis
There is no longer any debate that global warming is real, and that it is happening now at an alarming rate. It is transforming the global climate system before our eyes. The rise of fossil-fueled economies over the past 200 years, and especially the accelerating CO2 emissions since the end of World War II, is clearly the cause of our mounting climate crisis. But even though 99% of climate scientists recognize what is happening, it can still be difficult to grasp something of such magnitude. “Climate change” inherently involves a historical perspective. As world leaders convene on Monday for the 2019 Climate Ac...
Source: TIME: Science - September 20, 2019 Category: Science Authors: John Brooke, Michael Bevis and Steve Rissing Tags: Uncategorized Environment Opinion Science Source Type: news

Australia ’s HPV Vaccination Program Could Eliminate Cervical Cancer If Its National HPV Vaccination and Screening Programs Remain on Current Pace
CDC estimates that 92% of cancers caused by HPV could be eliminated in the US if HPV vaccination recommendations in this country are followed Medical laboratories in the United States once processed as many as 55-million Pap tests each year. However, the need for cervical cancer screening tests is diminishing. That’s primarily because the human […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 20, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology anatomic pathology Brett Giroir MD CDC centers for disease control and Source Type: news

Medicare Now Covers CAR T-Cell Therapy for Approved Cancers
A promising and expensive type of immunotherapy, called CAR T-cell therapy, is now covered by Medicare. This news may affect mesothelioma patients in the future. Chimeric antigen receptor T-cell, or CAR T-cell, therapy involves the laboratory reprogramming of a patient’s T cells, which are a type of white blood cell responsible for protecting the body against infection and disease. The T cells are genetically modified to better recognize and attack cancer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the immunotherapy procedure for non-Hodgkin lymphoma and B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia. It is...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - September 19, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Senescence in immunity against helminth parasites predicts adult mortality in a wild mammal
Our understanding of the deterioration in immune function in old age—immunosenescence—derives principally from studies of modern human populations and laboratory animals. The generality and significance of this process for systems experiencing complex, natural infections and environmental challenges are unknown. Here, we show that late-life declines in an important immune marker of resistance to helminth parasites in wild Soay sheep predict overwinter mortality. We found senescence in circulating antibody levels against a highly prevalent nematode worm, which was associated with reduced adult survival probabili...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 19, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Froy, H., Sparks, A. M., Watt, K., Sinclair, R., Bach, F., Pilkington, J. G., Pemberton, J. M., McNeilly, T. N., Nussey, D. H. Tags: Ecology, Evolution reports Source Type: news

Did The Joint Commission Omit Misdiagnosis from Its Lists of Top 10 Sentinel Events for 2018 and 2019?
Though data on delays in treatment due to misdiagnosis have been collected by TJC since 2015, misdiagnosis is not listed among the reported top 10 sentinel events Accurate diagnosis could be the most critical aspect of all healthcare. Without accurate diagnoses, doctors may be delayed in starting treatment for their patients. In other cases, ordering […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 18, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations anatomic pathology clinical laboratory Dark Daily dark intelligence group Dark Report delays i Source Type: news

Gas Explosion at Russian Lab That Holds Ebola and Smallpox Samples
A gas explosion has sparked a fire at a Russian bioweapons facility which stores viruses including Ebola, smallpox and Anthrax. The blast occurred on Monday after a gas cylinder exploded during scheduled repair work on the fifth floor of the six-story Russian State Centre for Research on Virology and Biotechnology, commonly known as Vector, the facility said in a statement. No biological material was held in the sanitary inspection room where the explosion occurred, and no structural damage was caused to the concrete laboratory building, the center added. One worker was taken to hospital and is being treated in intensive c...
Source: TIME: Science - September 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Rachael Bunyan Tags: Uncategorized onetime russia smallpox Source Type: news

Blast sparks fire at Russian laboratory housing smallpox virus
Facility know as Vector is one of only two sites holding virus, and also houses Ebola samplesA gas explosion has sparked a fire at a Russian laboratory complex stockpiling viruses ranging from smallpox to Ebola, authorities have said.The State Research Centre of Virology and Biotechnology denied that the fire had exposed the public to the pathogens stored inside, some of the deadliest on Earth.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Roth in Moscow Tags: Russia Europe Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Source Type: news

BioSig Lands Licensing Deal with Mayo Clinic
BioSig Technologies and Mayo Clinic have joined forces once again, this time to develop a new product pipeline to support some of the more advanced features of BioSig's Pure EP System. Samuel Asirvatham, MD, Mayo Clinic's vice-chair of innovation and medical director of the electrophysiology (EP) laboratory, will lead the new development program. The company previously signed a 10-year collaboration agreement with Mayo Clinic in March 2017. "The new product that we intend to develop under the latest licensing will seek to significantly advance the current arrhythmia treatments," said Kenne...
Source: MDDI - September 16, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

HHS Announces Culpability Limits for HIPAA Violations, Drops Annual Fines Owed by Providers
Clinical laboratories need to understand how their patients’ protected health information is being used and secured by vendors to avert data breaches and HHS penalties Most readers of The Dark Report, the sister publication to the Dark Daily, are aware that more than 24-million clinical laboratory patients had their protected health information (PHI) stolen during […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 16, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology anatomic pathology civil money penalty clinical laboratory CMP cybersecurity Dark Daily dark intelligence group Dark Report Source Type: news

Roche receives FDA clearance for cobas pro integrated solutions designed to help labs deliver faster results to patients
Roche Diagnostics announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared its cobas pro ® integrated solutions, a new generation of Serum Work Area (clinical chemistry and immunochemistry) laboratory solution, designed to optimize lab operations. (Source: Roche Media News)
Source: Roche Media News - September 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche receives FDA clearance for cobas pro integrated solutions designed to help labs deliver faster results to patients
Roche Diagnostics announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared its cobas pro ® integrated solutions, a new generation of Serum Work Area (clinical chemistry and immunochemistry) laboratory solution, designed to optimize lab operations. (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - September 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

OHSU receives $6M NIH grant to enhance high-resolution imaging
A new center for advanced imaging at Oregon Health& Science University has received a $5.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, enabling it to expand capabilities in electron microscopy. The Pacific Northwest Cryo-EM Center, a collaboration between OHSU and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, will use the award to purchase another Krios microscope and three additional direct electron detection cameras. The center already has three of the top-of-the-line microscopes, whic h… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 14, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

OHSU receives $6M NIH grant to enhance high-resolution imaging
A new center for advanced imaging at Oregon Health& Science University has received a $5.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, enabling it to expand capabilities in electron microscopy. The Pacific Northwest Cryo-EM Center, a collaboration between OHSU and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, will use the award to purchase another Krios microscope and three additional direct electron detection cameras. The center already has three of the top-of-the-line microscopes, whic h… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

8th Human Case Of Mosquito-Borne EEE Reported In Mass.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts public health officials say laboratory testing has confirmed the state’s eighth human case of eastern equine encephalitis this season. The state Department of Public Health said Friday the latest case of the mosquito-borne disease is in a man in his 50s from northeastern Bristol County. Of the previous seven cases, one was in a 5-year-old girl, and another in adult woman was fatal. Check: Map Of Communities At Risk In addition to the eight human cases of EEE, there have also been eight confirmed cases of EEE in animals and one human case of West Nile virus. There are 35 communit...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston EEE Source Type: news

Could a New Multimaterial Fiber & quot;Ink & quot; Improve 3D-Printed Biomedical Devices?
MIT researchers have developed a new method of 3D printing to produce devices with the electronics already embedded inside. The method, which is described in the journal Nature Communication, produces devices that are made of fibers containing multiple interconnected materials, which can light up, sense their surroundings, store energy, or perform other actions, MIT reported. The new method could potentially be developed further to produce biomedical devices such as prosthetic limbs that would not only match the precise dimensions and contours of the patient's natural limb but would be printed with ...
Source: MDDI - September 13, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MD+DI Staff Tags: 3-D Printing Source Type: news

Seven Creative Approaches to Health Workforce Challenges
By The Editorial Team, IntraHealth InternationalSeptember 13, 2019Over the course of our 40-year history, IntraHealth International has consistently designed creative solutions to health workforce challenges. From new technologies to old-fashioned human storytelling, we find new solutions to longstanding problems.  In a new technical publication, we highlight seven examples of how and why we look for new ways to get results. Here’s a sneak peak of what’s inside The Future of Global Health Starts Here: 7 Creative Approaches to Health Workforce Challenges. Funding the Nex...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: Family Planning & Reproductive Health HIV AIDS Noncommunicable Diseases Digital Health Education Performance Policy Advocacy Health Workforce Systems Health Workers Source Type: news

Wills Eye opens $1.5M training lab
Wills Eye Hospital unveiled its latest training tool with the opening of the $1.5 million William Maul Measey Ophthalmic Surgical Training (MOST) Laboratory at the Philadelphia medical center. The MOST Lab was created to enable residents, fellows, faculty, those pursuing continuing medical education and select industry partners to learn and practice basic and advanced surgical techniques. Procedures that will be demonstrated in the lab include phacoemulsification cataract surgery, MSICS cataract… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 13, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Discriminating Pulmonary TB from Nontuberculosis Infections Discriminating Pulmonary TB from Nontuberculosis Infections
The neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio has been reported as a useful marker for differentiating between TB and non-TB lung disease. Might the neutrophil-to-monocyte-plus-lymphocyte ratio be even better?Laboratory Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

New Seaport bio-engineering accelerator Petri aims to attract 10 startups
Seaport-based Petri will offer entrepreneurs and startups office and laboratory space, $250,000 or more in equity financing and access to a network of industry experts. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Allison DeAngelis Source Type: news