Unintentional injuries in the three references laboratories: Sana'a, Yemen - Al Eryani YM, Nooradain N, Alsharqi K, Murtadha A, Al Serouri A, Khader Y.
BACKGROUND: The aim is to determine the incidence rate of unintentional injuries and its associated factors and determine the pattern of these injuries among laboratory staff in three reference laboratories in Sana'a, Yemen. METHODS: A cross-sectio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

South Africa: Coronavirus - National Health Laboratory Service Employee to Face Disciplinary Action for Fake Voicenote
[News24Wire] A National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) employee is in hot water for allegedly spreading false information that there are cases of the coronavirus at the Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital in Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 9, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 FAQs
Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Published: 3/9/2020. This nine-page document provides answers to frequently asked questions about COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) and Medicare and Medicaid services. Topics are Diagnostic Laboratory Services; Hospital Services; Drugs and Vaccines Under Part B; Ambulance Services; and Medicare Payment to Facilities Accepting Government Resources. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Protecting DNA origami for anti-cancer drug delivery
(DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory) Scientists coated octahedral-shaped DNA origami with peptoids that help protect the nanostructures in physiological environments relevant to biomedical applications including anti-cancer drug delivery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 9, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cryo-EM reveals unexpected diversity of photosystems
(Science For Life Laboratory) Annemarie Perez Boerema from Alexey Amunts lab reconstructed the atomic models of new forms of Photosystem I in collaboration with scientists from Israel and China. The studies, published in two Nature Plants articles, expand on the fundamental understanding of how bioenergetic complexes are assembled and regulated in the photosynthetic membranes of cyanobacteria and algae. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 9, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Major grant funds Derfner-Lieberman Regenerative Rehabilitation Lab at Kessler Foundation
(Kessler Foundation) A major award by the Derfner Foundation expands the capacity of Kessler Foundation to conduct regenerative rehabilitation research aimed at developing new ways to restore function to people with disabilities caused by musculoskeletal and neurological injuries. The $250,000 award funds the Derfner-Lieberman Laboratory for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research, including two fellowship positions and laboratory equipment for storing tissue samples. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Biochemical recovery from exertional heat stroke follows a 16-day time course - Ward MD, King MA, Gabrial C, Kenefick RW, Leon LR.
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to characterize the time-resolved progression of clinical laboratory disturbances days-following an exertional heat stroke (EHS). Currently, normalization of organ injury clinical biomarker values is the primary indica... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

LabCorp Makes Coronavirus Test Available for Ordering in U.S. LabCorp Makes Coronavirus Test Available for Ordering in U.S.
Diagnostics company Laboratory Corp of America Holdings said on Thursday it will make its coronavirus test available for ordering by healthcare providers from 6 p.m. ET, as the U.S. government ramps up efforts to increase diagnostic capabilities.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Realizing the Promise of Artificial Intelligence in Pathology
Digital pathology specialist Proscia has been working hard to change the current pathology narrative. The Philadelphia, PA-based company has made several moves to accomplish this goal and its most recent move is a collaboration with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Proscia builds software and has a platform for imaging workflow management that allows a pathologist in the lab to take digitized images of the glass slides the tissue biopsy sites on and move these images through workflows. The company uses its computational AI-based applications to find patterns in the imaging and transform that information ...
Source: MDDI - March 6, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Digital Health Business Source Type: news

Machine Learning System Catches Two-Thirds More Prescription Medication Errors than Existing Clinical Decision Support Systems at Two Major Hospitals
Researchers find a savings of more than one million dollars and prevention of hundreds, if not thousands, of adverse drug events could have been had with machine learning system Support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in healthcare has been mixed among anatomic pathologists and clinical laboratory leaders. Nevertheless, there’s increasing evidence that […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - March 6, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations AI anatomic pathology artificial intelligence Br Source Type: news

Former FDA Chief Tells Labcorp, Quest Diagnostics to'Step Up' Amid Coronavirus Outbreak Former FDA Chief Tells Labcorp, Quest Diagnostics to'Step Up' Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
Laboratory Corp of America Holding and Quest Diagnostics Inc should conduct tests for coronavirus in the country, former Food& Drug Administration commissioner Scott Gottlieb tweeted https://bit.ly/2PMXwWn on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - March 6, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Information for Health Departments on Reporting a Person Under Investigation (PUI), or Presumptive Positive and Laboratory-Confirmed Cases of COVID-19
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 3/6/2020. This web page, updated on March 6, 2020, details how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with state and local health departments to identify persons under investigation (PUI) in the United States and test them for the virus that causes COVID-19. It includes guidance, resources, and the COVID-19 Persons under Investigation and Case Report Form, which is designed to collect key information on PUIs, presumptive positive cases, and laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 case-patients. (Text) (So...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Endangered species on supermarket shelves
(The University of Hong Kong) Imagine purchasing products from your local grocer, only to find out that those products are comprised of critically endangered species! That's what a team from the University of Hong Kong, Division of Ecology and Biodiversity has recently discovered on Hong Kong supermarket shelves. A team led by Dr David Baker from the University's Conservation Forensics laboratory, has recently published the results from an investigation into European eel products on sale in Hong Kong supermarkets. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The complex biology behind your love (or hatred) of coffee
(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Why do some people feel like they need three cups of coffee just to get through the day when others are happy with only one? Why do some people abstain entirely? New research suggests that our intake of coffee -- the most popular beverage in America, above bottled water, sodas, tea, and beer -- is affected by a positive feedback loop between genetics and the environment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus: cruise ship held near San Francisco as US ramps up response
Pence says 4m test kits will be delivered by next weekWashington state reports 70 casesFollow for live updates on the coronavirus outbreakPassengers on a Grand Princess cruise ship linked to the first death from coronavirus inCalifornia remained off the coast on Thursday as the first two cases were confirmed in San Francisco.A coast guard helicopter was delivering test kits to the cruise ship waiting to dock in the port of San Francisco before flying them back to a laboratory. While the ship has 2,422 passengers and 1,111 crew onboard, according to the cruise line, fewer than 100 have thus far been identified for testing.C...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Vivian Ho in San Francisco and Hallie Golden in Seattle Tags: Coronavirus outbreak California Infectious diseases US news Science Water transport Washington state Source Type: news

Three coronavirus cases confirmed in Maryland: governor
Maryland's public health laboratory has confirmed three coronavirus cases, Governor Larry Hogan said in a statement on Thursday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Quest Joins COVID-19 Detection Fight with New Assay
Quest Diagnostics joins the growing number of firms that have developed tests for the coronavirus (COVID-19) in recent weeks. The Secaucus, NJ-based company said it was launching its COVID-19 test service that aids in the presumptive detection of nucleic acid in respiratory specimens of patients meeting Centers for Disease Control and Prevention clinical criteria. The diagnostics firm said its test is a molecular-based assay that detects viral RNA in respiratory specimens. Quest said it will be in a position to receive specimens for testing and begin to provide testing Monday, March 9. The company said the new test service...
Source: MDDI - March 5, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Adhesion of pavements contaminated with particles in dry and wet conditions - Hichri Y, Cerezo V, Do MT.
The article presents a laboratory study aimed at reproducing the conditions of contamination by fine particles of a pavement surface. An experimental protocol has been developed to simulate the deposition of particles on a pavement sample, their leaching b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Clinical Characteristics of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in China
Analysis of data from 1099 patients with laboratory-confirmed Covid-19 suggests the diagnosis of the disease was complicated by the diversity in symptoms and imaging findings and in the severity of disease at the time of presentation. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The search for a biological link between reactivated HSV and neurological disease
(Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center) New research data in the journal PLOS Pathogens suggests that reactivated HSV in trigeminal nerves of laboratory mice kills off at least a portion of sensory neurons. The findings provide additional evidence that as humans get older, the long-term consequences of HSV infection in the nervous system can accumulate and cause neurological damage, researchers report. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

X-ray eyes peer deeper into deadly pathogen
(Arizona State University) In a new study, researchers at the Biodesign Center for Applied Structural Discovery and their international colleagues examine a key membrane protein responsible for the tularemia bacterium's prodigious ability to infect the body and cause illness. This virulence factor, known as Flpp3, is examined in unprecedented detail with the aid of an X-ray free electron laser or XFEL, a massive and powerful X-ray accelerator located at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Changing How the Medical Device Industry Looks at Robotics
When it comes to the term “robot,” those in the medical device industry might typically think of robotic-assisted surgical systems such as Intuitive’s daVinci robotic system. But Barry Cohen, chairman and CEO of AVRA Medical Robotics, disagrees. Instead he thinks of these devices as primarily mechanical manipulators. “AVRA’s robot has seven degrees of freedom, so that's like your arm having seven different wrists,” Cohen said, in an interview with MD+DI. He likened it to a snake seeing something and rearranging its e...
Source: MDDI - March 5, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Assembly and Automation Source Type: news

2019 UCLA microscopy image and video contest winners selected
The  Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA recently named the winners of its2019 UCLA-wide light microscopy image and video contest.The images and videos were chosen by a panel of scientists, microscopists and science communicators for their exceptional structure, color, composition, informational content, innovation, technical difficulty and visual impact.The five award categories are:ImagesFirst placeJorge Martin Instrument: Zeiss Axio Imager M2 Magnification: 200xThis image is by Jorge Martin, a staff research associate in the lab of Dr. Deborah Krakow.Martin...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 4, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Accuracy of digitization obtained from scannable and nonscannable elastomeric impression materials
The Journal of Prosthetic DentistryAvailable online 20 February 2020AbstractStatement of problemElastomeric impression materials have been marketed for optimizing direct digital acquisition without requiring a stone cast. The trueness and precision of the digitization of these new elastomeric impression materials are unclear.PurposeThe purpose of this in vitro study was to compare the trueness and precision of digital dental casts obtained from the direct digitization of 2 types of vinylsiloxanether (VSXE) impression materials by using a laboratory laser scanner.Material and methodsThirty-eight elastomeric impressions...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 4, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

2019 UCLA microscopy image and video contest winners selected
The  Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA recently named the winners of its2019 UCLA-wide light microscopy image and video contest.The images and videos were chosen by a panel of scientists, microscopists and science communicators for their exceptional structure, color, composition, informational content, innovation, technical difficulty and visual impact.The five award categories are:ImagesFirst placeJorge Martin Instrument: Zeiss Axio Imager M2 Magnification: 200xThis image is by Jorge Martin, a staff research associate in the lab of Dr. Deborah Krakow.Martin...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 4, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Remarks by FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn to the American Clinical Laboratory Association - 03/04/2020 -
Remarks by Stephen M. Hahn, M.D., Commissioner of Food and Drugs, American Clinical Laboratory Association 2020 Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, March 4, 2020 (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - March 4, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

H.E.L Group focuses on growth in China
H.E.L Group (H.E.L), a global developer and manufacturer of innovative laboratory tools for process optimization, safety and scale-up, today announced the appointment of Qing (Steven) Chen as China... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 4, 2020 Category: Science Tags: The Scientist The Marketplace Source Type: news

Bill and Melinda Gates fund study into finding coronavirus cure
Thousands of medicinal samples to be tested in Belgium for inhibiting impact on virusCoronavirus – live updatesBill and Melinda Gates have paid for 15,000 medicinal molecules to be shipped to a leading laboratory in Belgium to be tested as a potential cure to the coronavirus.The therapeutic samples, all active ingredients in current antiviral treatments, will be screened at high speed for their inhibiting effect on particles developed from a swab from the first Belgian patient to be diagnosed.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 4, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Daniel Boffey in Brussels Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Bill Gates Medical research Infectious diseases Science World news Melinda Gates Belgium Source Type: news

Employers Can Save Money by Adopting Self-funded Healthcare Models, and Clinical Laboratories Have Opportunities to Support These Plans
By negotiating directly with healthcare providers, employers cut health insurers out of the loop, at least for certain specified healthcare conditions and surgeries It’s a new trend in how employers provide healthcare benefits for their employees. In order to save money, a growing number of employers are going to low-cost hospitals, physicians, and other providers […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - March 4, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations Advanced Medical Pricing Solutions AMPS anatomic pathology Anthem Cheryl DeMars clinical laboratory clinical patholo Source Type: news

Cutoff Value for Correcting WBC Count for Nucleated RBCs Cutoff Value for Correcting WBC Count for Nucleated RBCs
Commonly used cutoff values for white blood cell count correction can vary widely. Is it time for more standardized thresholds?Laboratory Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Scientists discover new repair mechanism for alcohol-induced DNA damage
(Hubrecht Institute) Researchers of the Hubrecht Institute (KNAW) in Utrecht, The Netherlands, and the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, United Kingdom, have discovered a new way in which the human body repairs DNA damage caused by a degradation product of alcohol. That knowledge underlines the link between alcohol consumption and cancer. The research groups of Puck Knipscheer and Ketan J. Patel worked together on this study and published the results in the scientific journal Nature. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 4, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

A novel digital altered cast impression technique for fabricating a removable partial denture with a distal extension.
CONCLUSIONS:This novel digital altered cast impression technique may eliminate interoperator variability and increase precision compared with the traditional technique.PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS:This technique showed the potential for reducing clinical appointments, chair time, and laboratory procedures. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - March 3, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

FREE SPECIAL EDITION WHITE PAPER | Anatomic Pathology at the Tipping Point? The Economic Case for Adopting Digital Technology and AI Applications Now
As a clinical laboratory leader, it’s important for you to understand why selling the lab will not solve core problems like overutilization, low-value testing, inappropriate use of high-cost testing, and provider confusion over best test choice which can lead to irrelevant results. Rather, when you take action to build value within your lab, you can effectively transform it into a strategic unit that drives clinical and financial value for itself and for the organization it serves. Learn how by downloading this FREE White Paper, first in a three-part series developed in collaboration with Mayo Clinic Laboratories a...
Source: Dark Daily - March 3, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Pathology White Papers Change Healthcare free white paper clinical laboratory clinical laboratory management white paper clinical laboratory valuation white paper Mayo Clinical Laboratories white paper white paper on lab value Source Type: news

Tanzania: Govt Wide Awake on COVID-19
[Daily News] TANZANIA has intensified measures to prevent the outbreak of Coronavirus, including enhancing capacity of the national health laboratory to diagnose the viral disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 3, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

PHLN (Public Health Laboratory Network) Statement on Emergency Testing Provisions for SARS-CoV-2 (the Virus That Causes COVID-19)
Source: Australian Government. Published: 3/3/2020. This two-page document is the Public Health Laboratory Network (PHLN) statement on emergency testing provisions for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19). It details the outcome of a teleconference held to discuss the current and near future status of laboratory testing for SARS-CoV-2 across Australia. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New tool aims to expedite military evacuation of civilians during crisis
(U.S. Army Research Laboratory) A new computational model could be used to expedite military operations aimed at evacuating civilians during disaster response or humanitarian relief. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Two complete genome sequence for coronavirus in Brazil were published
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) With FAPESP's support, researchers at the University of S ã o Paulo in Brazil, Adolfo Lutz Institute and Oxford University in the UK trained a laboratory team to use a low-cost sequencing technology even before the virus arrived in Brazil. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 3, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Wisconsin Now Conducting Tests for COVID-19 Virus
The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (State Lab) announced today that the State Lab is now conducting tests for theCOVID-19 virus. COVID-19 is the novel coronavirus that surfaced in Wuhan, China in late 2019 and has infected people across the world, including more than a dozen people in United States and one person in Wisconsin. The City of Milwaukee Health...(see release) (Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases)
Source: Wisconsin DHFS Press Releases - March 2, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: millejcodn Source Type: news

Medical Laboratories Need to Prepare as Public Health Officials Deal with Latest Coronavirus Outbreak
The CDC has developed a test kit, but deployment to public health laboratories has been delayed by a manufacturing defect Medical laboratories are on the diagnostic front lines of efforts in the US to contain the spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus responsible for the disease COVID-19, which was first […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - March 2, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment International Laboratory News Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations 2019-nCoV Real-T Source Type: news

Chinese Biotech Company Censured for Claiming It Could Make Experimental Coronavirus Drug
A Chinese biotech company which claimed to be able to manufacture an experimental drug from Gilead Sciences with the potential to treat the novel coronavirus, was censured for disclosing inaccurate information. The Shanghai Stock Exchange said in an statement Sunday that BrightGene Bio-Medical Technology has not gained approval from China’s drug regulator to make the drug known as remdesivir, which is seen as the leading candidate in the race to find a treatment for the virus that’s now sickened over 88,000 and killed over 3,000. BrightGene also has not been licensed by the patent owner — Gilead — t...
Source: TIME: Health - March 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized Bloomberg China COVID-19 onetime overnight Source Type: news

Laboratory Testing for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Suspected Human Cases
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 3/2/2020. The purpose of this 10-page document, updated on March 2, 2020, is to provide interim guidance to laboratories and stakeholders involved in laboratory testing of patients who meet the definition of suspected case of pneumonia associated with a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) identified in Wuhan, China. It also provides information about molecular testing of COVID-19; and WHO appointed COVID-19 referral laboratories and procedures. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Specimen Referral for COVID-19: Operational Details of WHO Reference Laboratories Providing Confirmatory Testing for COVID-19
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 3/2/2020. This one-page document provides a list of 16 World Health Organization reference laboratories providing confirmatory testing for COVID-19 (coronavirus disease). The table provides the country, city, and laboratory name. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - March 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Story Tips: Antidote chasing, traffic control and automatic modeling
(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) ORNL Story Tips: Antidote chasing, traffic control and automatic modeling (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Wake Forest scientists create world's most sophisticated lab model of the human body
(Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center) Scientists at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) have developed the world's most sophisticated laboratory model of the human body, creating a system of miniaturized organs that can be used to detect harmful and adverse effects of drugs before they are prescribed to patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Causes Neutropenia?
Discussion Neuropenia is defined as a neutrophil count
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 2, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Alcohol, marijuana and risk taking - Ellingstad VS, McFarling LH, Struckman-Johnson DL.
The performance of six groups of 16 subjects each(marijuana user control, non-user control, .05 bac alcohol, .10 bac alcohol, low dose marijuana, and high dose marijuana) were compared on two laboratory analogs of the automobile passing task. Analysis of t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Policy for Diagnostics Testing in Laboratories Certified to Perform High Complexity Testing under CLIA Prior to Emergency Use Authorization for Coronavirus Disease-2019 During the Public Health Emergency
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Published: 2/29/2020. This eight-page guidance provides a policy for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) molecular diagnostics tests developed and used in laboratories certified to perform high-complexity testing under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) prior to issuance of emergency use authorizations (EUA) for such tests. It describes an accelerated policy enabling laboratories to use tests they develop faster in order to achieve more rapid testing capacity in the United States. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Will Warmer Weather Stop the Spread of the Coronavirus? Don ’t Count on It, Say Experts
As coronavirus continues to spread across the world, a simple solution has been repeated by some leaders: Warm summer temperatures will stop the outbreak in its tracks. U.S. President Donald Trump floated the idea that by April the coronavirus problem would solve itself. He told a crowd at a Feb. 10 rally in New Hampshire: “You know, in theory when it gets a little warmer, it miraculously goes away, that’s true.” In Southeast Asia, officials in Indonesia have offered the warm climate as the reason that no cases have been diagnosed there. “Indonesia’s air is not like the air in China that is su...
Source: TIME: Health - February 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime overnight Source Type: news

The Italian Pyramid: Scientific Observatory at the Top of the World
View of the Italian Pyramid, at 5,050 m a.s.l. located 20 minutes awayfrom Lobouche, Nepal. Credit: Valentina GasbarriBy Valentina GasbarriMILAN, Italy, Feb 27 2020 (IPS)   Hello! Are you Italian? No, I’m from Nepal. Ops. Kaji Bista is the staff manager of the Ev-K2-CNR’s innovative Pyramid International Laboratory/Observatory (known as the Italian Pyramid) at 5,050 m a.s.l. located in Lobouche. He usually does not welcome trekkers, unless they stay overnight in the Nepali style lodge, located in the base of the building. When planning the Everest Base Camp Trek, the last thing one would expect to find ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Valentina Gasbarri Tags: Asia-Pacific Climate Change Education Environment Featured Green Economy Headlines Health Multimedia Slideshow TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news