Kenya: Flattening the Curve or Masking the Numbers?
[Nation] In the last three weeks, the country has reported an average of 50 per cent drop in its Covid-19 cases in a sign of slump in new infections, with its laboratory test positivity rate also declining from 12 per cent to 7 per cent. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 2, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare and Medicaid Programs, Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments, and Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Additional Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
Notice of interim final rule with comment period revising long-term care facility reporting and testing requirements related to COVID-19. Also creates new requirements in the hospital and Critical Access Hospital Conditions of Participation for tracking the incidence and impact COVID-19. These regulations are effective on September 2, 2020 and comments are due by November 2, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 2, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Researchers identify proteins that prevent COVID-19 transmission through the placenta
(Boston Medical Center) Researchers from Boston Medical Center's Maxwell Finland Laboratory for Infectious Diseases have identified properties in placenta tissue that may play an important role in preventing the transmission of COVID-19 from a mother with the virus to her fetus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 2, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The Protein Shoppe, LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of the “Red- E” Male Enhancement Tablet Due to the Presence of Undeclared Sildenafil
The Protein Shoppe, LLC is voluntarily recalling all lots of “Red-E” (Male Enhancement tablet) to the consumer level. This recall has been initiated after an FDA laboratory analysis found the product to contain undeclared sildenafil, a Phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE-5) inhibitor which is the active ingred (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - September 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Roche to launch SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Test in countries accepting CE mark, allowing fast triage decisions at point of care
Basel, 1 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that it will launch a SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Test, in late September, for markets accepting the CE Mark. Roche also intends to file for Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Test is for use in point of care settings for both symptomatic and asymptomatic people. This can help healthcare professionals identify a SARS-CoV-2 infection in people suspected to carry the virus with results typically ready in 15 minutes.1 In addition, it serves as a valuable initial screening test f...
Source: Roche Investor Update - September 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche to launch SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Test in countries accepting CE mark, allowing fast triage decisions at point of care
Basel, 1 September 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) announced today that it will launch a SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Test, in late September, for markets accepting the CE Mark. Roche also intends to file for Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The SARS-CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Test is for use in point of care settings for both symptomatic and asymptomatic people. This can help healthcare professionals identify a SARS-CoV-2 infection in people suspected to carry the virus with results typically ready in 15 minutes.1 In addition, it serves as a valuable initial screening test f...
Source: Roche Media News - September 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Real-world changes in adolescents' ADHD symptoms within the day and across school and non-school days - Pedersen SL, Kennedy TM, Joseph HM, Riston SJ, Kipp HL, Molina BSG.
Research on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) points to the possibility that contextual factors (e.g., time of day, school vs. home) may be related to symptoms and impairment. This prior research has relied on laboratory-based or retrospectiv... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

NIDCR's Fall 2020 E-Newsletter
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. NIDCR's Fall 2020 E-Newsletter In this issue: NIDCR News Funding Opportunities NIH/HHS News Funding Notices Science Advances Subscribe to NICDR News Grantee News   NIDCR News NIDCR Announces Availability of COVID-19 Research Funding On May 5, NIDCR issued two Notices of Special Interest highlighting the urgent need for research on coronavirus disease 2019. This research may be conducted either via the National Dental PBRN infrastructu...
Source: NIDCR Science News - September 1, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

White House Announces Nationwide Network of AI, QIS Research Institutes
On August 26, 2020, the White House, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than $1 billion in awards for the establishment of twelve new artificial intelligence (AI) and quantum information science (QIS) research and development (R&D) institutes nationwide. NSF, in partnership with U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), the U.S. Department of Homeland’s Security Science and Technology Directorate, and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration, will invest $140 million ov...
Source: Public Policy Reports - September 1, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Story tips: Cool smart walls, magnetism twist, fuel cost savings and polymers' impact
(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) ORNL Story Tips: Cool smart walls, magnetism twist, fuel cost savings and polymers' impact, September 2020 (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 1, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Scientists discover key regulator of neuron function and survival
(Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center) Scientists studying neuronal energy metabolism found evidence the loss of an important energy regulator called AMPK in neural stem cells or glial cells called astrocytes causes neuronal death in laboratory rodents. Publishing their findings in Cell Reports, researchers also discovered AMPK loss in neural stem cells or neurons causes spontaneous brain seizures in the animals. The study provides evidence that a medication used to treat diabetes may help control epileptic seizures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cancer cells take over blood vessels to spread
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) In laboratory studies, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and Johns Hopkins University researchers observed a key step in how cancer cells may spread from a primary tumor to a distant site within the body, a process known as metastasis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How virus-proof is your mask? Under laboratory conditions, a professor answers the burning question
Face coverings may be compulsory in more places now than ever - but how much protection do they really afford to people around you? Professor Val Edwards-Jones is pictured above testing masks. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Academic journal asking for evidence of racism in policing not interested in contradictory evidence
(Natural News) The co-director of Northeastern University’s Violence and Justice Research Laboratory, Carlos Cuevas, sent an email to faculty and graduate students in the school’s criminal justice department in July asking them to submit any research they have proving there is systemic racism in policing. In addition, he requested studies showing the use of excessive... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

40 Under 40 Class of 2020: St. Jude's Jasmine Turner
Research lab specialist, St. Jude Children ’s Research Hospital Jasmine Turner has a highly specialized skill set. And, her decade-plus experience in molecular virus detection methods have been a key piece of SARS-CoV-2 detection at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  The laboratory Turner works in at St. Jude conducts experiments on influenza detection. In that research, she collaborates with scientists across the world and is the lead liaison for a project in Bangladesh.  As the pandemic… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 31, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jason Bolton Source Type: news

New Understanding of CRISPR-Cas9-Guided Base Editors Could Trigger Development of Gene-Editing Tools Targeting Diseases and New Types of Clinical Laboratory Tests
Being able to study the 3D-structure of a CRISPR base editor could help refine the entire CRISPR system, says lead study author Jennifer Doudna, PhD Molecular biology laboratories engaged in CRISPR gene editing will be interested to note that researchers at the University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley) have created for the first time a […] The post New Understanding of CRISPR-Cas9-Guided Base Editors Could Trigger Development of Gene-Editing Tools Targeting Diseases and New Types of Clinical Laboratory Tests first appeared on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 31, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing ABE ABE8e adenine base editor anatomic pathology Arizona State arizona state university Audr Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare and Medicaid Programs, Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments, and Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Additional Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
Pre-publication notice of interim final rule with comment period revising long-term care facility reporting and testing requirements related to COVID-19. Also creates new requirements in the hospital and Critical Access Hospital Conditions of Participation for tracking the incidence and impact COVID-19. Comments are due within 60 days of official publication of this notice and the regulations will be effective upon publication, which is scheduled for September 2, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 31, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Featured Review: Rapid, point-of-care antigen and molecular-based tests for diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 infection
How accurate are rapid tests, performed during a health-care visit (point-of-care), for diagnosing COVID-19?Why is this question important?People with suspected COVID-19 need to know quickly whether they are infected, so that they can self-isolate, receive treatment, and inform close contacts. Currently, COVID-19 infection is confirmed by sending away samples, taken from the nose and throat, for laboratory testing. The laboratory test, called RT-PCR, requires specialist equipment, may require repeat healthcare visits, and typically takes at least 24 hours to produce a result.Rapid point-of-care tests can provide a result &...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - August 25, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

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

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

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

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