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

Nominations Now Open for 5th Annual National Clinical Laboratory Sales Excellence Awards
This is an opportunity for top-producing sales reps from medical laboratories, anatomic pathology groups, and lab vendors to achieve national recognition at the upcoming Executive War College Nominations are now open for The Dark Report’s 5th Annual National Lab Sales Excellence Awards. This awards program recognizes those laboratory sales professionals who exceed sales goals and […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - February 27, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Uncategorized anatomic pathology clinical laboratory Dark Daily dark intelligence group Executive War College medical laboratory National Lab Sales Excellence Award pathologist personalized medicine Precision Medicine Institute rober Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Ministry of Health Duped
[The Herald] TWO senior officials in the Ministry of Health and Child Care, Dr Sekesai Zinyowera and Crossman Mayavo, who were attached to the National Microbiology Reference Laboratory (NMRL), yesterday appeared in court facing three counts of criminal abuse of office. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia: LMHRA Outlines Challenges
[New Dawn] Three senior employees of the Liberia Medicines& Health Products Regulatory Authority (LMHRA) have decried numerous challenges confronting the entity.Appearing on Super Morning Show hosted by state radio, ELBC, the Head of Inspectorate Department, Teedoh Beyslow, Alexander Momo, Head of Medicines Registration Unit and Samuel Toe, Senior Laboratory Analyst, complained of lack of logistic and adequate financial support to the LMHRA. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 27, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

PHLN (Public Health Laboratory Network) Guidance on Laboratory Testing for SARS-CoV-2 (the Virus That Causes COVID-19)
Source: Australian Government. Published: 2/27/2020. This document, updated on February 27, 2020, provides Public Health Laboratory Network (PHLN) guidance on laboratory testing for COVID-19, including handling of specimens in the laboratory, and COVID-19-specific testing. Where applicable, laboratories should consult with their state/territory communicable diseases agency to seek advice on which laboratories can provide COVID-19 testing; determine appropriate specimen type, collection, and transport; and facilitate contact management if indicated. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Polymers get caught up in love-hate chemistry of oil and water
(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee achieved a rare look at the inner workings of polymer self-assembly at an oil-water interface to advance materials for neuromorphic computing and bio-inspired technologies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 27, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
From 19 to 25 February, no new confirmed cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) were reported. This was the first time since the beginning of the response that no new confirmed cases were reported over a seven-day period (Figure 1). The most recent case was reported in Beni Health Zone, North Kivu Province on 17 February. While the lack of new confirmed cases reported in the last seven days is a major achievement, the outbreak remains active and risk of additional cases emerging remains high. In the past 21 days (5 to 25 February 2020), four confirmed cases were reported from two health areas in Beni Health Zone in North Kivu ...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 27, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Revlon Named in Talc-Mesothelioma Lawsuit
Revlon Inc. on Tuesday became the latest corporation hit with a lawsuit alleging asbestos-contaminated talc in its cosmetic products caused mesothelioma cancer in a woman. A Maryland couple filed the lawsuit in New York state court. Laura McDaniel believes her diagnosis of mesothelioma in January stems from her father’s earlier employment with Revlon, the multinational skin care, fragrance and cosmetics giant headquartered in New York City. She is seeking $20 million in compensatory damage and $40 million in punitive damages. Husband Edward McDaniel wants $5 million for mental anguish and loss of companionship. More ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 26, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

COVID-19: laboratory investigations and sample requirements for
This document published in February 2020 describes the samples required for establishing a diagnosis of COVID-19 acute respiratory disease and the tests that will be performed in England. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kaiser Health News and Fortune Investigation into EHRs Finds Medical Errors and Millions of Dollars in Federal Subsidies Inappropriately Released
Lawsuits filed by whistleblowers, doctors, and hospitals allege EHR software used by hospitals, clinical laboratories, and medical offices may ‘pose danger to patients’ Where have all the federal incentives for meaningful use of health information technology (HIT) gone? Pathologists and clinical laboratory leaders caught up in medical error investigations are not the only healthcare providers […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - February 26, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Pathology Source Type: news

Was coronavirus spread by BSL-4 lab animals that were illegally sold as meat on the black market?
(Natural News) Steven W. Mosher, President of the Population Research Institute, recently penned an article for the New York Post positing the idea that the Wuhan coronavirus (CoVid-19) may have been unleashed by tainted laboratory animals that were sold on the black market as food. In China, there exists what are known as “wet markets”... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus in a war zone: Afghanistan braces for outbreak after first case
Lone Kabul laboratory preparing to treat patients in the midst of political turmoil and tentative peace talks, as border with Iran closedCoronavirus - latest updatesPreparations for an outbreak of coronavirus were underway in Afghanistan as the country confirmed itsfirst casein the western province of Herat, which borders Iran.Seven more suspected cases have been identified in Herat, and three cases in the nearby provinces of Farah and Ghor.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 26, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Stefanie Glinski in Kabul Tags: Global health Coronavirus outbreak Global development Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science Afghanistan South and Central Asia World news Iran Middle East and North Africa Conflict and arms Source Type: news

Research projects to reduce the impact of carbon emissions on climate
(Virginia Tech) With separate grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Energy Technology Laboratory, Cheng Chen, an assistant professor of mining and minerals engineering in the Virginia Tech College of Engineering, is working on new ways to reduce the impacts of global climate change through carbon sequestration. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 26, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) CDNA (Communicable Diseases Network Australia) National Guidelines for Public Health Units
Source: Australian Government. Published: 2/26/2020. This 20-page document, updated on February 26, 2020, summarizes interim recommendations for surveillance, infection control, laboratory testing and contact management for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Its purpose is to provide nationally consistent advice and guidance to public health units in responding to a notifiable disease event. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Understanding the link between nicotine use and misuse of 'benzos'
(Georgetown University Medical Center) Lately, misuse of prescription benzodiazepines (such as alprazolam or Xanax, and diazepam or Valium) has been linked to nicotine use. Evidence of how nicotine 'sets up' a craving for benzodiazepines -- often called 'benzos' -- in animal laboratory studies has been published in the open-access journal eNeuro. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

McMaster researchers uncover hidden antibiotic potential of cannabis
(McMaster University) The research team found that CBG had antibacterial activity against drug-resistant MRSA. It prevented the ability of that bacteria to form biofilms, which are communities of microorganisms that attach to each other and to surfaces; and it destroyed preformed biofilms and cells resistant to antibiotics. CBG achieved this by targeting the cell membrane of the bacteria. These findings in the laboratory were supported when mice with an MRSA infection were given CBG. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 26, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Scientists discover new clue behind age-related diseases and food spoilage
(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Scientists at Berkeley Lab have made a surprising discovery that could help explain our risk for developing chronic diseases or cancers as we get older, and how our food decomposes over time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 26, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cough syrup had nothing to do with children deaths: Digital Vision owner
Goyal ’s company has been in the dock for supplying cough syrup that allegedly caused the death of nine children in Jammu. He could face criminal charges and imprisonment if the government-run laboratory where the samples of the ColdBest syrup have been sent for testing also confirms that it was contami nated with the presence of chemical diethylene glycol (DEG). (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - February 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The first guidance, Recommendations for Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) Waiver Applications for Manufacturers of In Vitro Diagnostic Devices, describes recommendations for CLIA waiver applications for in IVD tests. Find out more. https://go.usa.gov/xdyP3  
The first guidance, Recommendations for Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) Waiver Applications for Manufacturers of In Vitro Diagnostic Devices, describes recommendations for CLIA waiver applications for in IVD tests. Find out more. https://go.usa.gov/xdyP3  (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - February 25, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

Today, the @US_FDA issued two final guidance documents related to the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA).pic.twitter.com/V4uXxwv467
Today, the @US_FDA issued two final guidance documents related to the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA). pic.twitter.com/V4uXxwv467 (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - February 25, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

Nigeria: One Centre Making a Dent in Kidney Care in Lagos State
[Nigeria Health Watch] Like other students, Chidozie had visions of what to do after graduating as a Medical Laboratory Scientist. Getting a placement for his internship and earning some money was top of his wish list. He would often discuss these plans with close friends. His devotion to his Catholic faith and his calm and collected nature set him apart. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Public Health Management of Persons, Including Healthcare Workers, Having Had Contact with COVID-19 Cases in the European Union: Technical Report
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 2/25/2020. This five-page document, updated on February 25, 2020, aims to provide guidance for European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) public health authorities on the management of persons having had contact with novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases. It is intended for public health professionals and healthcare practitioners. The purpose of managing COVID-19 case contacts is to identify symptomatic contacts as early as possible for isolation and treatment, and to facilitate prompt laboratory diagnostic testing. (PDF) (Sourc...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Tests for COVID-19
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 2/25/2020. This web page provides information about a new laboratory test kit developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for use in testing patient specimens for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19. CDC is also working to develop a new serology laboratory test to assist with efforts to determine how much of the U.S. population has been exposed to SARS-CoV-2. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Instrument may enable mail-in testing to detect heavy metals in water
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT researchers have developed an approach called SEPSTAT, for solid-phase extraction, preservation, storage, transportation, and analysis of trace contaminants. The method is based on a small, user-friendly device the team developed, which absorbs trace contaminants in water and preserves them in a dry state so the samples can be easily dropped in the mail and shipped to a laboratory for further analysis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Good Laboratory Practice Regulations Management Briefings, Post Conference Report, Aug 1979
Guidance for Industry, Good Laboratory Practice Regulations Management Briefings, Post Conference Report, Aug 1979 (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - February 25, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

NASA Mars Lander Confirms ‘Marsquakes,’ Frequent Seismic Activity on Red Planet
(CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — NASA’s newest Mars lander has confirmed that quakes and even aftershocks are regularly jolting the red planet. Scientists reported Monday that the seismometer from the InSight spacecraft has detected scores of marsquakes. A series of research papers focus on the 174 marsquakes noted through last September. Twenty-four were relatively strong — magnitude 3 to 4 — and apparently stemmed from distant underground triggers. The rest were smaller, with uncertain magnitude and origin. Even the stronger quakes would not have posed a hazard to anybody on the planet’s surface, re...
Source: TIME: Science - February 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: MARCIA DUNN / AP Tags: Uncategorized NASA onetime Space Source Type: news

Katherine Johnson, NASA Mathematician Whose Work Inspired the Film Hidden Figures, Dies at 101
Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who calculated rocket trajectories and earth orbits for NASA’s early space missions and was later portrayed in the 2016 hit film “Hidden Figures,” about pioneering black female aerospace workers, has died. She was 101. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said on Twitter that she died Monday morning. No cause was given. Bridenstine tweeted that the NASA family “will never forget Katherine Johnson’s courage and the milestones we could not have reached without her. Her story and her grace continue to inspire the world.” The @NASA family will never forget ...
Source: TIME: Science - February 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: BEN FINLEY / AP Tags: Uncategorized NASA onetime Space Source Type: news

Laboratory monkeys are infected with a lethal coronavirus in vaccine hunt
Researchers at the US National Institutes of Health tested an experimental antiviral drug, first created for Ebola, on 18 rhesus macaques. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outpatient Visits to Hospitals Decline Year-to-Year for First Time in 35 Years, Affecting Clinical Laboratories and Other In-hospital Services
Non-hospital-owned ambulatory care providers continue to take revenue from hospitals, as more patients choose urgent care centers and other options over emergency rooms Thanks to the popularity of urgent care clinics and other non-hospital-based ambulatory care providers, the year-over-year growth in the number of hospital outpatient visits has been on the decline for decades. Dark […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - February 24, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: International Laboratory News Laboratory Hiring & Human Resources Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory Pathology 2020 Hospital Statistics Report Aaron Wesolowski AHA ambulatory care American Hospital Association anatomic patho Source Type: news

Coronavirus Cases Outside China Are Accelerating Rapidly. Here ’s What to Know
A surge in deadly coronavirus cases outside China is raising concerns that the outbreak has reached a new stage and could continue its global spread to even more vulnerable countries. In the central Chinese province of Hubei, where the virus is believed to have originated, the number of cases appears to be stabilizing, according to government figures. But the number of people infected elsewhere in the world is rising quickly, with clusters in South Korea, Italy, Iran and a cruise ship docked in Japan. As of Monday, more than 2,200 cases of the virus, officially called COVID-19, have been reported outside of mainland China,...
Source: TIME: Health - February 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia, Hillary Leung and Mélissa Godin Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime overnight Source Type: news

Infection Prevention and Control for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (2019-nCoV): Interim Guidance for Acute Healthcare Settings
Source: Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Published: 2/24/2020. This interim infection prevention and control guidance, updated on February 24, 2020, is based upon Canadian guidance developed for previous coronavirus outbreaks (e.g., MERS and SARS), as well as interim guidance for COVID-19 (2019 novel coronavirus) published by the World Health Organization (WHO). The 18 recommended infection prevention and control measures include Screening and Assessment; Public Health Surveillance and Notification; and Laboratory Testing and Reporting. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Extra chromosomes in cancers can be good or bad
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) Extra copies of chromosomes are typical in cancerous tumor cells, but researchers taking a closer look find that some extra copies promote cancer growth while others actually inhibit cancer metastasis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 24, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

'CRISPR: A Screener's Guide' headlines the March edition of SLAS Discovery
(SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening)) The March edition of SLAS Discovery features the cover article, 'CRISPR: A Screener's Guide,' by Carlos le Sage, Ph.D., Steffen Lawo, Ph.D., and Benedict C.S. Cross, Ph.D., (Horizon Discovery, United Kingdom). In their review, the authors discuss how CRISPR-Cas9 systems are being used widely throughout the drug discovery process and the development of new precision medicines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 24, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

XPRIZE Founder Diamandis Predicts Tech Giants Amazon, Apple, and Google Will Be Doctors of The Future
Strategists agree that big tech is disrupting healthcare, so how will clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups serve virtual healthcare customers? Visionary XPRIZE founder Peter Diamandis, MD, sees big tech as “the doctor of the future.” In an interview with Fast Company promoting his new book, “The Future Is Faster Than You Think,” Diamandis, who […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - February 21, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Digital Pathology Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Hiring & Human Resources Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Source Type: news

Navy gains a competitive edge with research into biological ocean swarms
(Naval Research Laboratory) Tiny and frightening-looking creatures lurking throughout our world's oceans can wreak havoc on Navy tactical decision-makers' ability to sense the environment or plan and chart a navigation course. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 21, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Yellow fever – Uganda
From 4 November through 14 February 2020, eight laboratory confirmed cases of yellow fever in Buliisa (3), Maracha (1) and Moyo (4); including four deaths (CFR 50%), were detected through the national surveillance system. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Former Jackson Lab Director Ken Paigen Dies
The geneticist’s long career included leading the laboratory’s recovery from a devastating 1989 fire. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - February 20, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Autochthonous Chagas Disease - Missouri, 2018
In 2017, a person's blood donation in Missouri screened positive for antibodies to Trypanosoma cruzi, the parasite that causes Chagas disease. Based on the epidemiologic, clinical, and laboratory data, the reported case likely represents the first documented autochthonous case of Chagas disease in Missouri. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - February 20, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Blood Safety Chagas Disease (Trypanosoma cruzi Infection) MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Source Type: news

Cruise Passenger Whose Coronavirus Infection Went Undetected Shows It May Not Be Possible to Stop the Outbreak From Spreading
Just the rumor that there could be coronavirus aboard the Westerdam led five ports to deny the luxury cruise ship entry earlier this month. When Cambodia finally agreed to let the vessel dock at Sihanoukville on Feb. 13, the Holland America cruise line and public health officials took precautions to determine if anyone on board was infected with the deadly disease. The ship had already been at sea for 12 days, toward the end of what experts believe to be the incubation period for the COVID-19 virus, and no one aboard had been to China in the previous two weeks. All passengers and crew had their temperatures taken. Upon dis...
Source: TIME: Health - February 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Gunia Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 onetime overnight Travel Source Type: news

Lassa Fever – Nigeria
From 1 January through 9 February 2020, 472 laboratory confirmed cases including 70 deaths (case fatality ratio= 14.8%) have been reported in 26 out of 36 Nigerian states and the Federal Capital Territory. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - February 20, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Establishment media now reporting the EXACT same thing about the CoVid-19 coronavirus that the independent media was labeled "fake news" for reporting last week
(Natural News) A couple weeks back, Zero Hedge was banned from Twitter for supposedly spreading “fake news” about the Wuhan coronavirus (CoVid-19) being a potential bioweapon that escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), China’s only biosafety level 4 (BSL-4) laboratory. Well, guess what? Now the mainstream media is beginning to report the exact... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

First Baby From Immature Eggs Removed From Patient With Cancer First Baby From Immature Eggs Removed From Patient With Cancer
A patient with breast cancer at risk of infertility from adjuvant chemotherapy has given birth 5 years after having immature oocytes removed, matured in the laboratory, and then frozen.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - February 19, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

First Baby From Immature Egg Born to Patient With Cancer First Baby From Immature Egg Born to Patient With Cancer
A patient with breast cancer at risk of infertility from adjuvant chemotherapy has given birth 5 years after having immature oocytes removed, matured in the laboratory, and then frozen.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

First Baby Born From Use of Lab-Matured Frozen Egg
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 -- In what doctors call a breakthrough, a cancer patient in France gave birth to the first baby conceived from an immature egg that was matured in the laboratory, frozen, then later thawed and fertilized. " We were delighted... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 19, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Dallas Healthcare Executive Sentenced in Next Health Laboratories Fraud Case
Referral-kickback and bribery schemes that included medical laboratory tests bilked private insurers and government health plans out of $150 million over six-year period Andrew Hillman, former co-owner of Next Health LLC, a network of drug and genetic-testing laboratories and pharmacies based in Dallas, who pleaded guilty in 2018 to violating federal anti-kickback laws, has been […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - February 19, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing American Laboratories Group anatomic pathology Andrew Hillman clinical laboratory clinical pathology Dallas Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda Receives High Tech Medical Equipment That Slices Diagnosis Time By Half
[CIO] Uganda has received three High Tech pioneering laboratory machines to speed up the process of testing and treating patients for bacterial infections as part of a UK/Uganda partnership aimed at tackling drug resistance. The machines automate part of the laboratory tests that identify the bacteria causing a patient's infection and can deliver results to doctors up to 18 hours quicker, saving critical time in the diagnosis of life-threatening conditions. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

DOE Science Budget to Shrink by 17 percent
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) would receive $35.4 billion in FY 2021, an 8.1 percent decrease from the FY 2020 enacted level of $38.5 billion. Within this request, $5.8 billion (-17 percent) would be directed toward the Office of Science. The Office of Science supports both scientific research and design, development, construction, and operation of scientific user facilities. Approximately 23,000 researchers located at over 300 institutions and the 17 DOE national laboratories are supported by grants from the Office of Science. The budget for the Office of Science includes $475 million for exascale computing, $237 m...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 18, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Science shouldn't be for sale – we need reform to industry-funded studies to keep people safe | Carey Gillam
We must be able to trust the integrity of scientific research as we work to protect our families and our planetNot again. News out of Europe last weekrevealed that more than 20 scientific studies submitted to regulators to prove the safety of the popular weedkilling chemical glyphosate came from a large German laboratory that has been accused of fraud and other wrongdoing.The findings come amid global debate over whether or not glyphosate causes cancer and other health problems and if regulators and chemical companies proclaiming the chemical ’s safety actually have credible science on their side.Continue reading... ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 18, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Carey Gillam Tags: Europe World news Environment Monsanto Source Type: news

Mesothelioma Detection May Come Earlier with Liquid Biopsy
Cellular Analytics, a biotechnology company in Ontario, Canada, has unveiled a novel liquid biopsy test for mesothelioma that could lead to more effective management of this rare cancer. The test has the potential to produce a much-earlier diagnosis of disease and the ability to personalize treatment and better predict a patient’s response to specific therapies. “We could change completely how this disease is viewed,” Dr. Brent Zanke, a specialist in diagnostic oncology and chief executive officer of Cellular Analytics, told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “It’s a proactive way to get...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - February 18, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Surface Sampling of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): A Practical “How To” Protocol for Health Care and Public Health Professionals
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 2/18/2020. This 26-page protocol has been designed to determine (viable) virus presence and persistence on fomites in various locations where a patient infected with COVID-19 (2019 novel coronavirus) is currently receiving care or being isolated, and to understand how this may relate to COVID-19 transmission events in these settings. It is therefore important that it is done as part of a comprehensive outbreak investigation and that information obtained by environmental studies is combined with the results of epidemiological, laboratory, and sequence data from COVID-19 p...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - February 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news