Computational gene study suggests new pathway for COVID-19 inflammatory response
(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) A team led by Dan Jacobson of the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory used the Summit supercomputer at ORNL to analyze genes from cells in the lung fluid of nine COVID-19 patients compared with 40 control patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 28, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Risk of Zika virus transmission from mother to unborn child much higher than expected
FINDINGSAccording to a new study by UCLA researchers and colleagues conducted in Brazil, 65% of children born to mothers infected withthe Zikavirusalsotested positive for the mosquito-borneinfection— a much higher rate than expected.The findings indicatethat even babies whohave no outward neurological or other symptoms associated with Zika can still be infected with the virus andare potentially at risk offuturedevelopmental problems.  BACKGROUNDThe study representsthe first time that the mother-to-child transmission rate of Zika has been reportedfor a group of children who were tracked over several years —...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 27, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Methanol poisoning in Turkey: two outbreaks, a single center experience - Gulen M, Satar S, Avci A, Acehan S, Orhan U, Nazik H.
OBJECTIVES: Methanol poisoning is still one of the major causes of mortality due to intoxication because of the challenging diagnosis and late hospital admissions. We aimed to evaluate epidemiological data, clinical characteristics, laboratory findings, tr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Clinical Diagnostics Laboratory in Texas Charged $2,315 for One Coronavirus Test and Later Claims High Price Was a ‘Billing Error’
Media reporting on disparities in COVID-19 test billing sparks renewed calls for increased transparency in medical laboratory test charges Recent media reports of massive disparities in the prices charged for COVID-19 lab tests throughout the United States have citizens and law makers alike again calling for increased transparency in clinical laboratory test charges. One recent […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 27, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology aetna anatomic pathology and Economic Security Act Angie Meoli Blue Cro Source Type: news

Excess weight and COVID-19: insights from new evidence, PHE
This report brings together findings from UK and international studies published during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It offers information about excess weight and its association with COVID-19 for the following outcomes: laboratory confirmation hospitalisation admission to intensive or critical care and treatment risk of mortality. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists record rapid carbon loss from warming peatlands
(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a direct relationship between climate warming and carbon loss in a peatland ecosystem. Their study published in AGU Advances provides a glimpse of potential futures where significant stores of carbon in peat bogs could be released into the atmosphere as greenhouse gases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 27, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Army project turns to nature for help with self-healing material
(U.S. Army Research Laboratory) An Army-funded project developed a self-healing material patterned after squid ring teeth protein. The biodegradable biosynthetic polymer could be used to repair materials that are under continual repetitive movement such as robotic machines, prosthetic legs, ventilators and personal protective equipment like hazmat suits. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 27, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence finds patterns of mutations and survival in tumour images
(European Molecular Biology Laboratory - European Bioinformatics Institute) Scientists have used artificial intelligence to search for patterns of molecular abnormalities in tumour tissue sections across 28 cancer types. They analysed more than 17 000 tumour microscopy images and found that the appearance of tumour cells and tissues offers insights into the underlying genetic causes. The research could help scientists develop diagnostic tools for when molecular tests are unavailable, and refine patient risk prediction (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 27, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Unparalleled inventory of the human gut ecosystem
(European Molecular Biology Laboratory - European Bioinformatics Institute) Scientists gathered and published over 200 000 genomes from the human gut microbiome. The catalogue reveals that more than 70% of bacterial species in the human gut have never been grown in the lab. This new data resource could be extremely useful to investigate how the bacterial community in the human gut influences human health and disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 27, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

What Are Common Fatty Acid Oxidation Metabolic Disorders?
Discussion All cells and particularly their mitochondria need an energy source. Glucose is one of the most common ones, but also fatty acids, lactate, pyruvate, ketones, and amino acids. Fatty acids are formed with a carboxylic acid with a long aliphatic carbon chain usually with even numbers of carbon atoms (usually 4-28 most commonly). Most are unbranched and in foods are usually found in the form of esters. Fatty acids are important energy sources for the heart (50-70%) but also skeletal muscle where resting muscle uses both glucose and fatty acids. During fasting or increased stress fatty acids become a major source o...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 27, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Your Coronavirus Antibodies Are Disappearing. Should You Care?
Declining antibody levels do not mean less immunity, experts say. Besides, two widely used tests may detect the wrong antibodies. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: Tests (Medical) Antibodies Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Immune System Proteins Roche Holding AG Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings Quest Diagnostics Inc Abbott Laboratories your-feed-science Source Type: news

NTU Singapore researchers speed up gold-standard COVID-19 diagnostic test
(Nanyang Technological University) NTU Singapore has demonstrated a way to improve upon COVID-19 laboratory tests, yielding results in 36 minutes - ¼ of the time required by existing gold-standard tests. Their new approach, which can be done with portable equipment, could allow for screening and research especially in countries and regions with limited laboratory capabilities. It can also be used to detect other viruses and bacteria too, such as the dengue virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hybrid virus developed by scientists claims to make coronavirus research "safer"
(Natural News) Studying the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) has been difficult due to how infectious the virus is and the need to keep researchers safe. To work around this, scientists have developed a virus that acts just like the coronavirus but doesn’t cause severe disease. Currently, any laboratory research of SARS-CoV-2 – the pathogen behind COVID-19 – requires... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Eyes Building Nuclear Power Plants on the Moon, Mars
(BOISE, Idaho) — The U.S. wants to build nuclear power plants that will work on the moon and Mars, and on Friday put out a request for ideas from the private sector on how to do that. The U.S. Department of Energy put out the formal request to build what it calls a fission surface power system that could allow humans to live for long periods in harsh space environments. The Idaho National Laboratory, a nuclear research facility in eastern Idaho, the Energy Department and NASA will evaluate the ideas for developing the reactor. Read more: America Really Does Have a Space Force. We Went Inside to See What It Does The ...
Source: TIME: Science - July 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: KEITH RIDLER / AP Tags: Uncategorized News Desk Space wire Source Type: news

Amphetamine and methamphetamine poisonings attended by emergency services: clinical characteristics and the usefulness of laboratory confirmation - Zawadzka WA.
OBJECTIVE. To determine whether clinical and toxicologic findings differed between cases of amphetamine (AMP) and methamphetamine (mAMP) poisoning attended in 2 Balearic Island hospital emergency departments. Methods. Retrospective observational study ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The kinematics and strategies of recovery steps during lateral losses of balance in standing at different perturbation magnitudes in older adults with varying history of falls - Batcir S, Shani G, Shapiro A, Alexander N, Melzer I.
BACKGROUND: Step-recovery responses are critical in preventing falls when balance is lost unexpectedly. We investigated the kinematics and strategies of balance recovery in older adults with a varying history of falls. METHODS: In a laboratory study, 5... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

COVID-19 is Mutating and A Scripps Research Study Reveals the Coronavirus May Become Even More Infectious
Researchers found evidence indicating that the virus has—under selection pressure—made itself more stable, giving it a “significant boost in infectivity” While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the United States and throughout the world, new research suggests that a coming genetic mutation within the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus may make it much more dangerous than it […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 24, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment International Laboratory News Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations Precision Medicine anatomic pathology Source Type: news

Livestock expansion is a factor in global pandemics
(CNRS) The growth of global livestock farming is a threat to our biodiversity and also increases the health risks to both humans and domesticated animals. The patterns that link them are at the heart of a study published in Biological Conservation by a scientist from the Institute of Evolution Sciences of Montpellier (ISEM - CNRS/Universit é de Montpellier/IRD/EPHE) and the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development's (CIRAD) ASTRE laboratory. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 24, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Chemical-toxicological diagnosis of hellebore (veratrum) poisoning - Melnik EV, Belova MV, Tyurin IA, Ramenskaya GV.
The problem of laboratory diagnosis of acute and fatal poisoning by hellebore, which is possible when used in traditional medicine, the erroneous use of hellebore preparations orally or use of various types of this plant for food, remains relevant. Current... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Exertional heat stroke in an amateur runner - challenges in diagnostics and the role of unhealthy competition - Marlega J, Mickiewicz A, Fijalkowska J, Gruchala M, Fijalkowski M.
Exertional heat stroke (EHS) is a potentially life-threatening condition with a variety of symptoms and abnormal laboratory findings. Nevertheless, data evaluating the course of making an EHS diagnosis in real-life practice, as well as the role of predispo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Recommendations and Reports: Testing and Clinical Management of Health Care Personnel Potentially Exposed to Hepatitis C Virus - CDC Guidance, United States, 2020
This report describes updated guidance for laboratory testing and follow-up of healthcare personnel who have been potentially exposed to hepatitis C virus as well as recommended treatment of acute hepatitis C virus infection. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - July 23, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Hepatitis C Infection MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Prevention Infection Control Source Type: news

What Is Trauma Therapy Like? Part 2: How Neurobiology Informs Trauma Therapy
Therapy and the Brain It seems ironic that after Freud, as a neurologist, abandoned his studies on brain functioning to replace them with the studies of the unconscious — and that he actually abandoned his studies on traumatization — the trauma therapy world is arriving to a point comparable to the point where he started: the understanding of the brain as the basis of understanding the mind. Trauma therapy is leveraging neuroscience because having an understanding of how traumatization affects the brain helps to not only dismantle common misconceptions and to stop victim-blaming statements, but it also explains...
Source: Psych Central - July 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Antonieta Contreras, LCSW-R, CCTP-II, BCN Tags: Neuroscience PTSD Trauma Treatment Autonomic Nervous System complex post-traumatic stress disorder Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Trauma Informed Care Traumatic Memories traumatization Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Using Experiences From Polio Programme in Response to Covid-19 Pandemic
[WHO] Many frontline workers are putting their lives on-the-line in the response to COVID-19 Pandemic. They put their lives at risk daily, tasked with the critical mission of controlling the spread and mitigating the impact of this pandemic. Mrs. Berhane Beyene is one of those heroines with the mission-essential task of keeping laboratory surveillance and detection of COVID-19 in motion. (Source: AllAfrica News: Polio)
Source: AllAfrica News: Polio - July 23, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Inside the Global Quest to Trace the Origins of COVID-19 —and Predict Where It Will Go Next
It wasn’t greed, or curiosity, that made Li Rusheng grab his shotgun and enter Shitou Cave. It was about survival. During Mao-era collectivization of the early 1970s, food was so scarce in the emerald valleys of southwestern China’s Yunnan province that farmers like Li could expect to eat meat only once a year–if they were lucky. So, craving protein, Li and his friends would sneak into the cave to hunt the creatures they could hear squeaking and fluttering inside: bats. Li would creep into the gloom and fire blindly at the vaulted ceiling, picking up any quarry that fell to the ground, while his companion...
Source: TIME: Health - July 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Charlie Campbell/ Yuxi, Yunnan and Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

Rely on gut feeling? New research identifies how second brain in gut communicates
(Flinders University) You're faced with a big decision so your second brain provides what's normally referred to as 'gut instinct', but how did this sensation reach you before it was too late?In a new study in the eNeuro journal, Professor Nick Spencer's laboratory has identified a particular type of neuron in the gut wall that communicates signals to other neurons near the spinal cord and up to the brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 23, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The first mouse model of human pancreas cancer subtypes
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) Organoids power the first mouse model of two pancreas cancer subtypes, identifying genes influencing a lethal transformation of one subtype to the other. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 23, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Laboratory Testing for SARS-CoV-2 at a Skilled Nursing Facility Laboratory Testing for SARS-CoV-2 at a Skilled Nursing Facility
This investigation demonstrates the benefit of RT-PCR testing of skilled nursing facility residents and staff members for SARS-CoV-2 after an initial case of COVID-19 is diagnosed.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Banner Health Introduces Virtual Waiting Rooms in 300 Medical Clinics Across Its Nationwide Healthcare System
As digital healthcare continues to gain acceptance and regulatory support, clinical laboratories will need to help patients provide biological samples for virtual doctor visits Patterns are emerging in healthcare that will likely impact clinical laboratories now and into the future. Trends in telehealth and mobile health (mHealth) that were just beginning to develop before the […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 22, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations anatomic pathology Banner Health chatbots cli Source Type: news

Materials scientist James de Yoreo receives Distinguished Scientist Fellow award
(DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) The US Department of Energy's Office of Science bestows one of its highest honors on PNNL materials scientist James De Yoreo. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 22, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Mix and match: New 3D cell culture model replicates fibrotic elements of pancreatic cancer
(Okayama University) Pancreatic cancer is a deadly cancer characterized by prominent fibrosis, which plays a crucial role in disease progression and therapeutic resistance. Despite various efforts, experimental models to date have generally failed to fully recapitulate the extent of fibrosis in human tissue. Now, scientists at Okayama University, Japan, have reported a new method that uses a 3D cell culture technique to generate pancreatic cancer tissues in the laboratory with any given amount of fibrosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 22, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Connecticut public health laboratory confirms nationwide coronavirus tests are flawed, creating huge spike in false positives
(Natural News) A public health laboratory in the state of Connecticut has determined that Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) tests being administered all across the country are fundamentally flawed, which is part of the reason why the nation is now seeing a massive spike in supposed new infections. The error was identified in the testing platform manufactured... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Silver-plated gold nanostars detect early cancer biomarkers
(Duke University) Biomedical engineers at Duke University have engineered a method for simultaneously detecting the presence of multiple specific microRNAs in RNA extracted from tissue samples without the need for labeling or target amplification. The technique could be used to identify early biomarkers of cancer and other diseases without the need for the elaborate, time-consuming, expensive processes and special laboratory equipment required by current technologies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hawaii receives $3.3M in federal funds to aid against infectious outbreaks
Hawaii is set to receive more than $3.3 million in federal funds to help the state prevent and respond to future outbreaks of infectious diseases, officials announced Monday. The disbursement of $3,340,633 will be allotted to the state Department of Health where they will be able to use it to prepare for and mitigate disease outbreaks, including the current Covid-19 outbreak. The funding can be applied to several uses including to support laboratory testing, contact tr acing, surveillance, and coordination… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 20, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Olivia Peterkin Source Type: news

Dayton-area university, Air Force to collaborate on Covid-19 antibody testing
Wright State University researchers plan to partner with the Air Force Research Laboratory to collect blood and saliva samples from people who may have Covid-19 antibodies. The sampling is part of a pilot study aimed at validating industry testing kits. The sampling of up to 4,526 participants over a 12-week period ending in September will occur at an off-campus location in Fairborn. It will follow strict disinfection and data protection procedures, according to the university. Researchers from… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 20, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John Bush Source Type: news

With Consumer Demand for Ancestry and Genealogy Genetic Tests Waning, Leading Genomics Companies are Investigating Ways to Commercialize the Aggregated Genetics Data They Have Collected
Genomics experts say this is a sign that clinical laboratory genetics testing is maturing into a powerful tool for population health Faced with lagging sales and employee layoffs, genomics companies in the genealogy DNA testing market are shifting their focus to the healthcare aspects of the consumer genomics data they’ve compiled and aggregated. Recent analysis […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 20, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Sales and Marketing Laboratory Testing Management & Operations Precision Medicine 23 Source Type: news

SLAC's upgraded X-ray laser facility produces first light
(DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory) The LCLS-II upgrade project will increase the X-ray laser's power by thousands of times, producing a million pulses per second compared to 120 per second today. Now, the first phase of the upgrade has come into operation, producing an X-ray beam for the first time using newly installed undulators. The full upgrade is due to be completed within the next two years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Good news: European sea bass absorb virtually no microplastic in their muscle tissue
(Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research) Laboratory study: AWI researchers gave young European see bass feed laced with microplastic for months, but found virtually no microplastic particles in the fish fillets. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 20, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

New research reveals antifungal symbiotic peptide in legume
(Donald Danforth Plant Science Center) Danforth Center scientists, Dilip Shah, PhD, research associate member, Siva Velivelli, PhD, postdoctoral associate, Kirk Czymmek, PhD, principal investigator and director, Advanced Bioimaging Laboratory and their collaborators at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have identified a sub class of peptides in the nodules of the legume, Medicago truncatula that proved effective in inhibiting growth of the fungus causing gray mold. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 20, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Battery breakthrough gives boost to electric flight and long-range electric cars
(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Researchers at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), in collaboration with Carnegie Mellon University, have developed a new battery material that could enable long-range electric vehicles that can drive for hundreds of miles on a single charge, and electric planes called eVTOLs for fast, environmentally friendly commutes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Are Some Pediatric Oncological Emergencies?
Discussion Pediatric cancers in the US number about 12,000 per year. After injury, it is the second leading cause of death in children and adolescents. Cancer presentations vary widely, but often begin with non-specific symptoms that continue or progress depending on the location and tumor type. Patients can present with oncological emergencies especially if there are mechanical obstruction such as superior vena cava syndrome or cerebral herniation. More commonly are infections due to immunosuppression. Cancer treatment also causes its own myriad of problems that clinicians need to be aware of to diagnosis and treat, but a...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 20, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Serum Institute of India to apply for local trials on Oxford's vaccine by August
SII, the largest vaccine manufacturer in the world, has tied up with AstraZeneca to manufacture the Covid-19 vaccine. SII ’s vaccine candidate is undergoing a bio safety trial at the government's Central Drug Laboratory (CDL), Kasauli. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mylan launches remdesivir in India under the brand name DESREM for Covid-19 treatment
The drug is approved for the treatment of suspected or laboratory confirmed incidences of Covid-19 in adults and children hospitalised with severe infection. The company also launched a helpline where patients and healthcare practitioners can access information about Mylan ’s Remdesivir and its availability. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

South Africa: Antibody Tests Aren't a COVID-19 Panacea. but They're a Useful Additional Tool
[The Conversation Africa] As the COVID-19 pandemic escalates, South Africa is struggling to keep up with the demand for testing. This has pushed laboratory professionals and clinicians to consider using alternative tests that are commonly used to diagnose and detect exposure to other viral infectious diseases. The Conversation Africa's Ina Skosana asked Professor Eftyhia Vardas to explain what's being done. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 19, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

A novel comprehensive model tackles arcane PTSD differences in neural activity
(ATR Brain Information Communication Research Laboratory Group) Toshinori Chiba (ATR) and his collaborators have proposed an innovative new " Reciprocal Inhibition Model " of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which may aid considerably in its treatment. This model comprehensively explains the inhomogeneous nature of PTSD by addressing inter- and intra-patient variabilities at the neural, attentional, and symptom levels. This model may therefore pave the way for individual-tailored clinical PTSD treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA issues first emergency use authorization for Covid-19 pool testing
The US Food and Drug Administration on Saturday announced it has issued an emergency use authorization that allows the laboratory Quest Diagnostics to pool samples from up to four individuals to test for Covid-19. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clinical Laboratory Testing of USS Theodore Roosevelt ’s Crew During COVID-19 Outbreak Offers Insights into the Coronavirus’ Impact on Young Healthy Adults
The CDC and US Navy study reveals common symptoms and suggests best protective measures to prevent spread in enclosed environments that clinical labs and pathology groups could use to protect their staff members Results from a study conducted by the US Navy and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of sailors onboard […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 17, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Pathology anatomic pathology BUMED Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Captain Brett Crozier CDC clinical laboratory clinical pathology Coronavirus COVID-19 Dan Payne PhD Dark Daily dark intelligence group Dark Report ELI Source Type: news

Twin study of laboratory-induced aggression - Dini ć BM, Smederevac S, Sadiković S, Oljača M, Vučinić N, Prinz M, Budimlija Z.
The aim of this study was to explore genetic and environmental contributions to laboratory-induced aggressive behavior. On a sample of 478 adult twins (316 monozygotic), the Competitive Reaction Time Task was used for aggression induction. The results show... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

COVID-19: guidance for sampling and for diagnostic laboratories, PHE (updated 16th July 2020)
Information for clinical diagnostic laboratories regarding safety, sampling and packaging specimens associated with COVID-19. 16 July 2020 Updated section 2 and 3 of'laboratory investigations and sample requirements for diagnosis'. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Increased Demand for OKW & #226; �(TM)s CARRYTEC Medical Handheld Enclosures
During the Coronavirus pandemic OKW is seeing rising interest in its medical electronic enclosures– notably its CARRYTEC handheld cases. CARRYTEC is ideal for medical diagnostics, therapy and laboratory devices, emergency systems, monitoring and alarms. Other applications include test and measurement, communications, mobile terminals, data collection, smart factory, machine building, construction, agriculture and forestry. Robust CARRYTEC features an integrated handle with a...This story is related to the following:Medical Enclosures (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies)
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - July 16, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

A simple laboratory test can aid in early recognition of COVID-19 in patients
(American Osteopathic Association) A rapid laboratory test, the eosinophil count, readily obtained from a routine complete blood cell count (CBC) can aid in the early recognition of COVID-19 in patients, as well as provide prognostic information, according to new research in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news