Liberia: JFK Begs for U.S.$2 Million Increment for 'Essential Drugs'
[Observer] As well as maintenance, laboratory equipment (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Bupenorphine in Wisconsin drivers: concerns for impairment? - Edwards LD.
Opinions vary on whether buprenorphine can cause impairment in drivers. Relatively little information on the observed effects of buprenorphine, outside a laboratory or a controlled driving course, exist in the literature. The Wisconsin State Laboratory of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

MPV, PDW, and PLT Count in ITP and Essential Thrombocytopenia MPV, PDW, and PLT Count in ITP and Essential Thrombocytopenia
This study analyzed and compared MPV and PDW values in immune thrombocytopenic purpura and essential thrombocythemia. How do they compare with values in healthy individuals?Laboratory Medicine (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - August 27, 2019 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Potentially Fatal Fungus Invades Hospitals and Public Is Not Informed
Clinical laboratories and microbiologists will want to be on the alert for this deadly infectious agent that has killed patients through blood infections Healthcare continues to struggle with the issue of how much to disclose to the public when new and deadly infectious agents are identified in a limited number of patients. Timely disclosure of […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 26, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing anatomic pathology Arthur Caplan PhD c. auris Candida auris CDC Centers for Disease Prevention and Control clinical laboratory Dark Daily da Source Type: news

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
From 1 through 31 July 2019, the National IHR Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported 9 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) infection and 4 associated deaths. The cases were reported from Riyadh (5 cases), Najran (3 cases), Al-Qassim (1 case) regions. There were no clusters of cases reported during this time period. The link below provides details of the 9 reported cases : (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - August 26, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Hahnemann University Hospital shuts down every department except one
Hahnemann University Hospital today shut down its laboratory, blood bank, pharmacy and radiology departments, ahead of the hospital ’s total closure early next month, NBC 10 reports. The 496-bed hospital, which declared bankruptcy in early July, is now operating just one department, the Drexel outpatient oncology suite. The hospital will close permanently by Sept. 6. The latest department closures come as Hahnemann’s paren t company, Philadelphia Academic Health System, works its way out of bankruptcy… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 23, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

In Defense of Sea Gulls: They ’re Smart, and They Co-Parent, 50/50 All the Way
Besides, if people weren ’t such slobs, gulls would never have learned about French fries. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Gorman Tags: Animal Behavior Birds Beaches Birdwatching University of Connecticut Courchesne, Sarah J Shoals Marine Laboratory Elphick, Christopher Ocean City (NJ) Maine New Jersey your-feed-science Source Type: news

Clinical Laboratory Test for Alzheimer ’s Disease Gets Ever Closer to Reality
Scientists worldwide engaged in research to develop a biomarker for dementia are predicting success, though some say additional research will be needed Could a blood test for Alzheimer’s disease soon be on clinical laboratory test menus nationwide? Perhaps so. A recent Associated Press (AP) article that was picked up by NBC News and other healthcare […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 23, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Alzheimer’s disease anatomic pathology Brian Gordon PhD clinical laboratory CT Dark Daily dark intelligen Source Type: news

Inside the Race to Build the World ’s First Commercial Octopus Farm
For decades, my father taught biology at Middlebury College in Vermont. One of his signature courses focused on invertebrates and, as a kid, I’d often tag along on class field trips to the Maine coast. Students would fan out across the rocky shore at low tide and count as many spineless creatures as they could—which, as it turns out, was pretty easy. There were dozens of invertebrate species to be found, including snails, crabs, starfish and, of course, lobster. I didn’t lay eyes on an octopus, however, until I was about 8. My dad sporadically hosted a lunch for his class, to which he brought an assortmen...
Source: TIME: Science - August 22, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Tik Root Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Spine loading during laboratory-simulated fireground operations -Inter-individual variation and method of load quantification - Beach TAC, Frost DM, Zehr JD, Howarth SJ, McGill SM, Callaghan JP.
Spine loading data are needed to design low-back health-preserving ergonomic interventions for firefighters. Study objectives were to quantify spine loads during simulated fireground operations using simple (polynomial) and advanced (EMG-assisted musculosk... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Alzheimer's has been 'halted' in the laboratory
A team from the University of California, Irvine, found that microglia cells (red) in the brain 'attack' harmful amyloid β plaques (green). This 'switches off' genes that are required for normal brain functioning. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Artificial Intelligence Systems, Like IBM ’s Watson, Continue to Underperform When Compared to Oncologists and Anatomic Pathologists
Though the field of oncology has some AI-driven tools, overall, physicians report the reality isn’t living up to the hype Artificial intelligence (AI) has been heavily touted as the next big thing in healthcare for nearly a decade. Much ink has been devoted to the belief that AI would revolutionize how doctors treat patients. That […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 21, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Nigeria: Federal Govt Appoints New Medical Lab Science Council Registrar
[Premium Times] The federal government has confirmed the appointment of Tosan Erhabour as the substantive Registrar/CEO of Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Clinical Laboratories and Hospitals Test New Technology That Can Help Reduce Unacceptable Rates of Contaminated Blood Culture Specimens
Especially for busy hospital emergency departments, avoiding blood culture contamination is a constant challenge for those tasked with collecting blood culture specimens Better, faster diagnosis and treatment of sepsis continues to be a major goal at hospitals, health networks, and other medical facilities throughout the United States. Yet microbiologists and clinical laboratory managers continue to […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 19, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: chris garcia Tags: Clinical Laboratory/Pathology Management Consultants Digital Pathology Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Source Type: news

What Does the General Pediatrician Do When There Are Concerns for a Rare Disease?
Discussion Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is a rare disorder. It is usually considered an autosomal recessive disorder but there is significant intra-familial variability. There are multiple genes (~20 currently) involved and it is believed that the phenotypic variability is due to “…differences in the total mutational load across different BBS associated genes….” It is a ciliopathy where mutation changes in proteins in the cilias causes problems in the cilia’s functioning particularly signaling. Cilia are important in signaling to maintain tissue and cellular homeostasis. Obviously screening o...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 19, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Optimisation of Aspergillus DNA extraction from simulated samples and clinical serum and bronchoalveolar lavage samples, as a precursor to commercial PCR assay consideration for routine service, in an NHS clinical diagnostic microbiology laboratory
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - August 17, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

Intraoral Scanning and Digital Impression Techniques in Dentistry
 Mupparapu M. Intraoral Scanning and Digital Impression Techniques in Dentistry. J Orofac Sci [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Aug 13];11:1-2. Available from: http://www.jofs.in/text.asp?2019/11/1/1/264189Based on the available evidence on the introduction of intraoral scanning (IOS) techniques in the dental profession dating back to the early 1980s, it is fair to say now that the technology is more mature than ever. IOS has become integral part of many restorative, implantology, and orthodontic procedures for capturing surface details of teeth for fabrication of inlays, onlays, or crowns (both laboratory-ba...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 16, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Saarland University Researchers Use Blood Samples from Zoo Animals to Help Scientists Find Biomarkers That Speed Diagnoses in Humans
Using animal blood, the researchers hope to improve the accuracy of AI driven diagnostic technology What does a cheetah, a tortoise, and a Humboldt penguin have in common? They are zoo animals helping scientists at Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany, find biomarkers that can help computer-assisted diagnoses of diseases in humans at early stages. And […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 16, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: chris garcia Tags: Clinical Laboratory Middleware, Informatics, Analytics Clinical Laboratory Proficiency Testing Services Clinical Laboratory/ Pathology Coding, Billing, and Collection Resources Clinical Laboratory/Pathology Automation, Analyzers, Testing Systems C Source Type: news

Updated CDC Recommendation for Serologic Diagnosis of Lyme Disease
Lyme disease is a tickborne zoonosis for which serologic testing is the principal means of laboratory diagnosis. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - August 15, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: Lyme Disease (Borrelia burgdorferi Infection) MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Source Type: news

Review of Report on Supplemental Low-Activity Waste at Hanford Nuclear Site Now Available for Public Comment
A new National Academies report— which reviews a separate report by a federally funded laboratory that examines options for treating low-activity radioactive waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation— is available for public comment until Oct. 31. A survey that can be used to comment on the National Academies report or the federally funded laboratory’s report is available online, along with links to both reports. Read More (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - August 15, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Owner of Consumer Products Testing Company Arrested for Fraud Scheme Involving Fabricated Test Results
Gabriel Letizia, Jr., AMA Laboratories, AMA, consumer products testing, wire fraud, false laboratory test results, Rockland County NY, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - August 15, 2019 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

National Academies Review of Report on Supplemental Low-Activity Waste at Hanford Nuclear Site Now Available for Public Comment
A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – which reviews a separate report by a federally funded laboratory that examines options for treating low-activity radioactive waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation -- is available for public comment until Oct. 31. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - August 15, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Helmer Scientific Expands GX Solutions Professional Medical-grade...
Continuing to expand their portfolio, Helmer Scientific announces the launch of Upright Laboratory, Pharmacy and Blood Bank GX Solution Refrigerators, the first professional medical-grade...(PRWeb August 15, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/helmer_scientific_expands_gx_solutions_professional_medical_grade_refrigerators_to_include_upright_models/prweb16503776.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Abbott Targets Drug and Alcohol-Impaired Drivers in New Collaboration
Abbott Laboratories has developed a portable tool to help law enforcement agencies crack down on people driving under the influence. The Abbott Park, IL-based company looks to expand the reach of the diagnostic tool – SoToxa Mobile Test System- through a marketing agreement with Intoximeters. SoToxa is an oral fluid roadside testing solution that rapidly detects recent drug use. The device tests for marijuana, cocaine, opiates, methadone, amphetamine, and benzodiazepines. Abbott inherited the device when it acquired Alere in 2017 for $5.3 billion. Under the agreement, St. Louis, MO-based Intoximeters will...
Source: MDDI - August 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Size Does Matter (for Lab Equipment)
It's true, size really does matter when it comes to laboratory space. But a UK-based company has introduced a solution that could save precious lab space that would otherwise be dedicated to a bulky MRI scanner. MR Solutions said its liquid helium free, pre-clinical, high field MRI scanner is now available in a range of MRI, and multi-modality MRI scanners (with PET and SPECT modules) from 3T up to 9.4T. The company claims to be the only one with an installed base of liquid helium free, high field scanners. As the image above shows, the size and weight comparisons between liquid helium f...
Source: MDDI - August 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Imaging Components Source Type: news

MIT Model Automates AI for Medical Decision-Making
Over the past two years, artificial intelligence has proven to be a transformative technology in the medical device industry, and one of the biggest promises of AI is the technology's role in predictive analytics or medical decision-making. But in order to use AI to guide diagnosis or treatment decisions, someone has to train datasets and then weed out the features in the datasets that will be important for making predictions. This process, known as feature engineering, is often laborious and expensive, especially with the popularity of wearable sensors, according to a recent MIT news story. That's why MIT rese...
Source: MDDI - August 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: R & D Digital Health Source Type: news

Clinical Trial Offering Personalized Immunotherapy for Mesothelioma
Patients with mesothelioma are now eligible for a multicancer clinical trial studying the effectiveness of personalized immunotherapy at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center. The phase I clinical trial involves a combination of Keytruda (pembrolizumab), a proven immunotherapy drug, and an individualized vaccine based upon the genetic mutations found in each patient’s cancer. “This is the future of cancer treatment,” Dr. Ezra Cohen, principal investigator and director of the San Diego Center for Precision Immunotherapy, told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “Now, we still ha...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 14, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Federal Investigations into Alleged Kickback Schemes between Hospitals and Physicians Increase in Number and Scope
Hospitals and other organizations are finding ways to pay physicians for referrals in ways that don’t always look like kickbacks Hospitals nationwide are being scrutinized by the federal Office of the Inspector General (OIG) for allegedly violating federal anti-kickback statutes. This will be of interest to clinical pathology laboratories that have been under a similar […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 14, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: chris garcia Tags: Clinical Laboratory Compliance Consultants Clinical Laboratory/ Pathology Coding, Billing, and Collection Resources Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Hiring & Human Resources Laboratory Management and Source Type: news

Spectrum Laboratory Products, Inc. - 579958 - 07/31/2019
CGMP/Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)/Adulterated (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - August 14, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Source Type: news

Detection of CRC by Colonoscopy After Positive FIT Results Detection of CRC by Colonoscopy After Positive FIT Results
Does reducing fecal immunochemical testing pre-screening from 3 vials to a single vial negatively impact CRC or precursor adenoma detection rate?Laboratory Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

How a Brain-Computer Interface Could Help Paralyzed Veterans at Home
Ten years ago, an athletic college student from Dublin, Ohio was on vacation with his friends when he dove into a wave, hit the top of his head on a sandbar, and was instantly paralyzed. That young man was Ian Burkhart, the first participant in a five-year study of Battelle's NeuroLife neural bypass technology, a project Battelle has worked on in conjunction with doctors at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Burkhart completed NeuroLife sessions two to three times a week for five years. The proof of concept of direct neural interface technology has only emerged in the last ...
Source: MDDI - August 12, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Implants Source Type: news

UK ’s NHS to Distribute New Clinical Laboratory Test for Women Suspected of Having Pre-Eclampsia
Based on clinical trials of the medical laboratory test, pregnant women can expect a reduced risk for experiencing complications associated with the dangerous blood disorder Clinical pathology laboratories and obstetricians in the UK may soon have a new blood test that can help provide earlier diagnoses of pre-eclampsia, a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy that can […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 12, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: chris garcia Tags: Digital Pathology Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations Molecular Diagnostics, Genetic Testing, Whole Gene Sequencing anatomic pathology clinical laboratory Congo Red Dot Dark Daily dark int Source Type: news

‘Perhaps the most important isotope’: how carbon-14 revolutionised science
The discovery that carbon atoms act as a marker of time of death transformed everything from biochemistry to oceanography – but the breakthrough nearly didn’t happenMartin Kamen had worked for three days and three nights without sleep. The US chemist was finishing off a project in which he and a colleague, Sam Ruben, had bombarded a piece of graphite with subatomic particles. The aim of their work was to create new forms of carbon, ones that might have practical uses.Exhausted, Kamen staggered out of his laboratory at Berkeley in California, having finished off the project in the early hours of 27 February 1940...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 11, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: History of science Chemistry Archaeology Geology Environment Palaeontology Source Type: news

Roche Expands Global Access to Viral Assays to Aid Eradication Efforts
Roche has expanded the Global Access Program, originally established to increase availability of HIV diagnostics in underserved countries, to include diagnostic tests for tuberculosis, hepatitis, and human papillomavirus (HPV). Increased access to reliable diagnostics will allow early, possibly life-saving, detection and decrease the spread of these diseases. Roche launched the program in 2014 and began offering the added tests in July. The molecular diagnostics available include tests for determination of HIV-1 viral load, early diagnosis of HIV-1 and -2 in young infants, Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) and rifampin/ison...
Source: MDDI - August 9, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Jenevieve Blair Polin Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Medical Laboratory Testing Company uBiome Raided by FBI for Alleged Insurance Fraud and Questionable Business Practices
Following the raid, the company’s co-founders resigned from the board of directors Microbiome testing company, uBiome, a biotechnology developer that offers at-home direct-to-consumer (DTC) test kits to health-conscious individuals who wish to learn more about the bacteria in their gut, or who want to have their microbiome genetically sequenced, has recently come under investigation by […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 9, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: chris garcia Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Digital Pathology Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Sales and Marketing Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement Source Type: news

Fast food water tested for heavy metals: Taco Bell, KFC, Burger King, Dairy Queen, McDonalds, Subway and more
(Natural News) In our latest effort to test products for heavy metals and other contaminants, we recently acquired ice water from multiple fast food chains, including Whataburger, Jack in the Box, McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Burger King and more. Using our mass spec laboratory instrumentation (ICP-MS), we tested all these water samples for heavy metals. You... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program: Proposed Changes to Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs; Price Transparency of Hospital Standard Charges; Proposed Revisions of Organ Procurement Organizations Conditions of Coverage; Proposed Prior Authorization Process and Requirements for Certain Covered Outpatient Department Services; Potential Changes to the Laboratory Date of Service Policy; Proposed Changes to Grandfathered Children's Hospitals-Within-Hospitals
Notice of a proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) revising payments for the Medicare hospital outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) and Medicare ambulatory surgical center (ASC) payment system and updating quality reporting requirements. Also proposes requirements for making hospital standard charges public and other revisions and requests comments on remedying litigation related to 340B drugs. Rural specific items include: proposed adjustments for Rural Sole Community Hospitals (SCHs) and Essential Community Hospitals (EACHs), minimum supervision requirements for Critical Access Ho...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 9, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Posture and belt fit in reclined passenger seats - Reed MP, Ebert SM, Jones MLH.
Objective: Highly reclined postures may be common among passengers in future automated vehicles. A laboratory study was conducted to address the need for posture and belt fit in these seating configurations. Methods: In a laboratory vehicle m... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Tiny Implant Can Control Neural Circuits in the Brain via Smartphone
A tiny implant developed by researchers in the U.S. and Korea can control neural circuits in the brain. Researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and the University of Washington in Seattle, publishing in Nature Biomedical Engineering, said they believe the device, which is controlled by a smartphone can speed up efforts to uncover brain diseases such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, addiction, depression, and pain. The device, using Lego-like replaceable drug cartridges and powerful Bluetooth low-energy, can target specific neurons of interest using drug and light for prolonged periods. &...
Source: MDDI - August 8, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MDDI Staff Tags: Implants R & D Source Type: news

Siemens Set to Jump into Robotics with Proposed Acquisition of Corindus
It looks like Siemens Healthineers is keen on diving into the medical robotics space. The Erlangen, Germany-based company said its subsidiary Siemens Medical Solutions is set to acquire Corindus Vascular Robotics for about $4.28 per share in cash or$1.1 billion. The transaction has been approved by Corindus’ board and is expected to close in 4Q19, subject to approval by the company’s stockholders. “Corindus has established a leading position in vascular robotics with a compelling technology platform for robotic-assisted coronary, peripheral, and neurovascular procedures...
Source: MDDI - August 8, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Imaging Source Type: news

Study identifies protein responsible for mechanism behind bone loss
In this study, the researchers set out to better understand RANKL’s role in directing osteoclasts to promote bone loss and whether there could be a way to control the pathway toward bone regeneration or bone growth.METHODThe researchers focused their study on the autophagy, or cellular regeneration process, in osteoclasts in order to figure out why RANKL promotes bone loss. It is well-known that autophagy becomes activated primarily during cellular stress, such as starvation. However, there is growing evidence that shows autophagy can be activated through signaling pathways and that cellular functions could be contro...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 8, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

University Researchers Develop Microfluidic Device That Partitions Cancer Cells According to Size in Effort to Create a Useful Liquid Biopsy Method
Could a fast, cheap, and accurate liquid biopsy diagnostic cancer test soon be available to clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups? What if medical laboratories worldwide could perform a simple liquid biopsy diagnostic test that detected cancer in its various forms? Such a test, if affordable and accurate, would be a boon to histopathology and […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 7, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations affinity separation anatomic pathology biomarke Source Type: news

Physician practice expands downtown site
General Physician PC Primary Care has opened a practice site in Buffalo, becoming the first tenant in a new six-story medical office building adjacent to the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. The practice began accepting patients Aug. 5, providing access to seven primary care providers with access to services that include nutritional, behavioral health, clinical pharmacy services, laboratory services and care management. Plans call for adding other specialties, such as orthopedics. Th e 17,000-square-foot… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Instrumentation Laboratory Presents New GEM Premier ChemSTAT(TM) Testing System With iQM(R) At American Association For Clinical Chemistry Annual Meeting
System Also Featured in Continuing Education Workshop at Meeting BEDFORD, Mass., Aug. 5, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Instrumentation Laboratory (IL) today announced the unveiling of their latest innovation, the GEM Premier ChemSTA... Diagnostics, Product Launch Instrumentation Laboratory, GEM Premier, ChemSTAT, iQM (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pew and Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative Find the Frequency of Patient Mismatches Exceeds ‘Desirable Levels for Effective Data Exchange’
EMPIs may help clinical laboratories ensure their patients and medical records are properly matched with medical laboratory test results and specimens Mix-ups between patients and their medical records, known in the healthcare industry as “patient mismatching,” happen far too frequently in hospitals and clinics worldwide. When surgery is involved, such mismatches can lead to deadly […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 5, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Pathology anatomic pathology biometric facial recognition Brendan Watkins centers for medicare and medicaid services clinical laboratory CMS Dark Daily dark intelligence group Dark Report EHR electronic health records EM Source Type: news

DOJ Pursues Organizations That Falsely Claim Compliance with Medicare ’s EHR Incentive Programs
Clinical laboratories that interface with hospital EHR systems under scrutiny by the DOJ could be drawn into the investigations Officials at the federal US Department of Justice (DOJ) continue to pursue fraud cases involving health systems that allegedly have falsely attested to complying with the Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record (EHR) adoption incentive programs […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 2, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations ACA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act anatomic pathology clinical laboratory Source Type: news

Xtalks Announces Its Life Science Webinar Calendar for August & ...
Upcoming free, educational webinars from Xtalks Webinars will feature topics on clinical operations, drug discovery & development, food, healthcare, laboratory technology, medical devices and...(PRWeb August 02, 2019)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/xtalks_announces_its_life_science_webinar_calendar_for_august_september_2019/prweb16480963.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 2, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Estimating uncertainty in Wisconsin's evidential breath alcohol measurements - Brockley-Drinkman D, Barkholtz HM.
Breath alcohol measurement accuracy and precision quantification is a critical component of impaired driving prosecution and is required for laboratory accreditation. The Chemical Testing Section of Wisconsin's Department of Transportation conducted a bott... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Modelling outcomes after paediatric brain injury with admission laboratory values: a machine-learning approach - Kayhanian S, Young AMH, Mangla C, Jalloh I, Fernandes HM, Garnett MR, Hutchinson PJ, Agrawal S.
BACKGROUND: Severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of mortality in children, but the accurate prediction of outcomes at the point of admission remains very challenging. Admission laboratory results are a promising potential source of progno... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news