Dogs Necessary for Only a Few Areas of Research at Veterans Affairs - Agency Should Adopt Expanded Criteria for Using Dogs
A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine says using laboratory dogs in research at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is scientifically necessary for only a few areas of current biomedical research. (Source: News from the National Academies)
Source: News from the National Academies - July 1, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

St. Louis-based contractor tapped to manage building CDC's new high containment laboratory
St. Louis-based construction giant McCarthy is the winner of a $233 million contract to manage construction of the CDC's new high containment continuity laboratory in Atlanta. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention selected McCarthy Building Cos. Inc. as construction manager for the 160,000-square-foot facility on its Roybal Campus, which is part of its 2025 master plan for that campus, according to Building Design + Construction. The multistory research build ing will be the most advance… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 1, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Saunders Source Type: news

The ethics of COVID-19 treatment studies: too many are open, too few are double-masked, CEBM
Summary A WHO panel, convened during the 2014 Ebola virus epidemic, assessed the ethical implications of using medicines that have shown promising results in the laboratory and in animal models, but before they have been evaluated for safety and efficacy in humans. They concluded that researchers have a moral duty to evaluate unproven interventions (for treatment or prevention) in clinical trials that are of the best possible design in exceptional circumstances. Circumstances such as apply today. In our view, the description “clinical trials that are of the best possible design”, where therapeutic intervent...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation Is an Independent Predictor of Adverse Outcomes in Children in the Emergency Department with Suspected Sepsis
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of early disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) on illness severity in children using a database of ED encounters for children with suspected sepsis, in view of similar associations in adults. STUDY DESIGN: Laboratory and clinical data were extracted from a registry of Emergency Department (ED) encounters of children with suspected sepsis between April 01, 2012 and June 26, 2017. International Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis DIC scores were calculated from laboratory values obtained within 24 hours of ED admission. Univariate logistic regression, multivariable logistic regressio...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Announces European Commission Approval for Janssen ’s Preventive Ebola Vaccine
Discussions with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have taken place to define the required data set for filing US licensure. About Janssen’s Ebola Vaccine Regimen The Janssen preventive Ebola vaccine regimen, Ad26.ZEBOV and MVA-BN-Filo, utilizes a non-replicating viral vector strategy in which viruses – in this case adenovirus serotype 26 (Ad26) and Modified Vaccinia Virus Ankara (MVA) – are genetically modified so that they cannot replicate in human cells. In addition, these vectors carry the genetic code of several Ebola virus proteins in order to trigger an immune response.Janssen’s vac...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - July 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Australia Spent $200 Million (AUD) on Chinese COVID-19 Diagnostic Testing Kits That Went into The Country ’s Strategic Reserve Rather than Being Used
Australian government heralded April purchase of 10 million clinical laboratory diagnostics tests from BGI, but most of the nation’s states and territories say kits are unneeded or unable to be used by their health departments While the United States and other nations attempt to bring the COVID-19 outbreak under control, many countries have turned to […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 1, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: International Laboratory News Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing ABC News anatomic pathology Andrew Forrest BGI Genomics clinical laboratory clinic Source Type: news

Science snapshots July 2020
(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Berkeley Lab science snapshots July 2020 (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 1, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Identified the genetic landscape of myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasms
(Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute) Researchers from the MDS Group of the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute and the Munich Leukemia Laboratory map the mutations that can ease and accelerate the diagnosis of Myelodysplastic/Myeloproliferative Neoplasms rare malignancies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Meningococcal disease: laboratory confirmed cases in England in 2019 to 2020, PHE (updated 30th June 2020)
Laboratory confirmed cases of invasive meningococcal disease reported to the enhanced meningococcal surveillance programme in England. 30 June 2020 Added corrected table 1 in January to March 2020 report. 23 June 2020 Added Health Protection Report (HPR) 14(12) January to March 2020 quarterly report. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Estimating crime laboratory efficiency in the testing of sexual assault kits - Strom KJ, Hendrix JA, Parish WJ, Melton PA, Feeney H.
Over the past decade, the large numbers of untested sexual assault kits (SAKs) have been highlighted as a systematic problem that jeopardizes or delays justice for victims. Considering the benefits of testing SAKs, researchers have worked to shed light on ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Three years analysis of poisoning cases of forensic medicine toxicological laboratory, Khyber Medical College, Peshawar - Shazia S, Wazir AH, Rashid HU, Khalil ZH.
BACKGROUND: Poison is defined as any substance which harms, endangers or even kills a person irrespective of the quality or quantity. Pakistan is a developing country and farming is the major occupation of the majority of the population. Due to the easy av... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Microscope allows gentle, continuous imaging of light-sensitive corals
(Marine Biological Laboratory) Many corals are sensitive to bright light, so capturing their dynamics with traditional microscopes is a challenge. To work around their photosensitivity, Laissue developed a custom light-sheet microscope (the L-SPI) that allows gentle, non-invasive observation of corals and their polyps in detail over eight continuous hours, at high resolution. He and his colleagues, including MBL coral biologist Loretta Roberson, have published their findings in Scientific Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 30, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A new view of microscopic interactions
(University of Missouri-Columbia) When two cars collide at an intersection -- from opposite directions -- the impact is much different than when two cars -- traveling in the same direction -- 'bump' into each other. In the laboratory, similar types of collisions can be made to occur between molecules to study chemistry at very low temperatures, or 'cold collisions.' A team of scientists led by Arthur Suits at the University of Missouri has developed a new experimental approach to study chemistry using these cold 'same direction' molecular collisions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 30, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Brain receptor pulls open electrical gate like a puppet master
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) NMDA receptors convert chemical messages into electrical signals within a neuron. The key to transmitting information is opening the receptor's built-in ion channel, a hollow pore that allows electrically-charged ions to flow. Hiro Furokawa's lab discovered that unlocking the receptor's ion channel is like working a stringed puppet - rock one part of the receptor and filaments pull open the channel's gate. Rock it a little differently, the filaments loosen, and the gate snaps shut. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 30, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

EMBL boosts national and international sharing of genomic data
(European Molecular Biology Laboratory) A national consortium including the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) is set to launch the German Human Genome-Phenome Archive, creating an invaluable bridge between fundamental biomedical research and applied healthcare. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Study Shows How Tests of Hearing Can Reveal HIV ’s Effects on the Brain
Findings from a new study published in Clinical Neurophysiology, in a collaborative effort between Geisel and the Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory at Northwestern University, are shedding further light on how the brain’s auditory system may provide a window into how the brain is affected by HIV.   (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - June 29, 2020 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Timothy Dean Tags: News Press Release Research HIV Source Type: news

Multiple Studies Raise Questions About Reliability of Clinical Laboratory COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests
In the absence of a “gold standard,” researchers are finding a high frequency of false negatives among SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR tests Serology tests designed to detect antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes the COVID-19 illness have been dogged by well-publicized questions about accuracy. However, researchers also are raising concerns about the accuracy of molecular diagnostics […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - June 29, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations Precision Medicine Abbott Di Source Type: news

Team dramatically reduces image analysis times using deep learning, other approaches
(Marine Biological Laboratory) Scientists have devised deep-learning and other approaches that dramatically reduce image-analysis times by orders of magnitude-- in some cases, matching the speed of image data acquisition itself. The team was led by Hari Shroff of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering and the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New study shows how tests of hearing can reveal HIV's effects on the brain
(The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth) Findings from a new study published in Clinical Neurophysiology, involving a collaborative effort between Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine and the Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory at Northwestern University, are shedding further light on how the brain's auditory system may provide a window into how the brain is affected by HIV. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Computing collaboration reveals global ripple effect of shifting monsoons
(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Scientists from ORNL and a dozen other international research institutions ran a series of simulations to produce the most elaborate set of projections to date that illustrates possible changes in nine monsoon regions across five continents. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 29, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Existing drugs can prevent SARS-CoV-2 from hijacking cells
(European Molecular Biology Laboratory - European Bioinformatics Institute) An international research team has analysed how the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, modifies the proteins of its host to promote viral transmission. The study shows how the virus hijacks the cell machinery and what active compounds may be effective to counter viral activity. The researchers identified seven additional drugs with antiviral activity, some already FDA approved, that could be tested in clinical trials as COVID-19 treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New evidence for how blood clots may form in very ill COVID-19 patients
In this study, researchers show that the amount of NETs correlates with the severity of disease in COVID-19 patients. They also found that lungs of some deceased COVID-19 patients were dotted with micro-clots of NET-producing cells and platelets. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 29, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Opportunity for India to be the laboratory where technology transformation is going to materialise: Kris Gopalakrishnan
Further, he said there was a need to reimagine the regulatory framework. He said this was crucial as if one has to have a social impact, he said the government has to be brought into the loop. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - June 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sensation seeking, impulsivity, and aggression moderate sex effects on adolescent laboratory binging - Obst E, Bernhardt N, Gan G, Plawecki MH, O'Connor S, Smolka MN, Zimmermann US.
Sex, comprising biological and gender-related distinctions, is a known risk factor for alcohol use disorders. Moreover, sensation seeking, impulsivity, and aggression have been found to predict binge drinking and to reflect behavioral disinhibition. We tes... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

FTC Orders Hospital, Health System, and Five Insurers in Two States to Share Vast Amounts of Data on Their Customers and on Past Acquisitions and Mergers
Lab leaders may recall similar requests for data from other government agencies and wonder if FTC will take steps to investigate pricing and competition among clinical laboratories as well It appears that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is ready to look into hospital consolidation, as evidenced by the extent of data—including pricing and managed care […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - June 26, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement News From Dark Daily Source Type: news

Uganda: Makerere Approves Local COVID-19 Testing Kit
[Monitor] The Makerere University laboratory that was assessing the five-minute rapid testing kits manufactured by a Ugandan scientist, has cleared the innovation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Process for 'two-faced' nanomaterials may aid energy, information tech
(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) A team led by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory used a simple process to implant atoms precisely into the top layers of ultra-thin crystals, yielding two-sided structures with different chemical compositions. The resulting materials, known as Janus structures after the two-faced Roman god, may prove useful in developing energy and information technologies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 26, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Ebola virus disease – Democratic Republic of the Congo
On 25 June 2020, the Minister of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared the end of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in North Kivu, Ituri and South Kivu Provinces. In accordance with WHO recommendations, the declaration was made more than 42 days after the last person who contracted EVD in this outbreak tested negative twice and was discharged from care. The outbreak was declared on 1 August 2018 following investigations and laboratory confirmation of a cluster of EVD cases in North Kivu Province. Further investigations identified cases in Ituri and North Kivu Provinces with dates of symptom onset fro...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - June 26, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Characteristics of Women of Reproductive Age with Laboratory-Confirmed SARS-CoV-2 Infection by Pregnancy Status - United States, January 20-June 7, 2020
Data findings on pregnant and nonpregnant women with laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection and found that pregnant women are more likely admitted to an intensive care unit admission and to receive mechanical ventilation. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - June 25, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Coronavirus [CoV] MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Pregnancy Women's Health COVID-19 Coronavirus Disease 2019 Source Type: news

I'm a viral immunologist. Here's what antibody tests for Covid-19 tell us
From serology to T-cells, there ’s still a lot we don’t know about how immunity to coronavirus worksCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe sheer speed with which Covid-19 spread across the world, coupled with the novel nature of the virus, has meant that scientists and technicians have been playing a game of catch-up. But our knowledge, though incomplete, is now much greater than it was at the start of the outbreak, and medical systems are better equipped to respond.Part of this means we ’ve got better at testing for the disease – attempting to meet the demands of peop...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Zania Stamataki Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Infectious diseases Medical research Immunology Microbiology Science World news Vaccines and immunisation Health Source Type: news

Africa: Artemisia Shows 'Promise' Against COVID-19 in Lab Tests, Say Researchers
[RFI] Scientists in Germany released data on Wednesday from laboratory tests showing that extracts of the artemisia plant are active against the virus causing Covid-19. The research is separate from claims by Madagascar's President Andry Rajoelina about the Covid-Organics herbal tea, but perhaps provides more of a scientific basis for clinical trials and research. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Madagascar: Artemisia Shows 'Promise' Against COVID-19 in Lab Tests, Say Researchers
[RFI] Scientists in Germany released data on Wednesday from laboratory tests showing that extracts of the artemisia plant are active against the virus causing Covid-19. The research is separate from claims by Madagascar's President Andry Rajoelina about the Covid-Organics herbal tea, but perhaps provides more of a scientific basis for clinical trials and research. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

X-rays size up protein structure at the 'heart' of COVID-19 virus
(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Researchers have performed the first room temperature X-ray measurements on the SARS-CoV-2 main protease -- the enzyme that enables the virus to reproduce. It marks an important first step in the ultimate goal of building a comprehensive 3D model of the enzymatic protein that will be used to advance supercomputing simulations aimed at finding drug inhibitors to block the virus's replication mechanism and help end the COVID-19 pandemic. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Arizona's Main COVID Lab Running Behind as Demand for Tests Soars to Twice Capacity Arizona's Main COVID Lab Running Behind as Demand for Tests Soars to Twice Capacity
A spike in coronavirus infections in Arizona pushed demand for tests to twice the capacity of the state's main COVID lab last week, a senior laboratory executive said, adding that new testing equipment had been delayed two months.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - June 25, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic launches imaging solution to enable digital pathology across the enterprise
ROCHESTER, Minn. - In support of Mayo Clinic's digital health and practice transformation initiatives, the Mayo Clinic Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology has initiated an enterprise-wide digital pathology implementation of the Sectra digital slide review and image storage and management system to enable digital pathology. "As Mayo Clinic continues to lead the transformation of [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - June 25, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

Molecular Testing for Urinary Tract Infection (UTI): 2020 Update on Clinical Utility and Reimbursement Trends
Molecular tests are becoming more routine as diagnostic tools, with many now covered by Medicare and commercial insurers. Advantages of molecular tests based on PCR technology include their ability to identify uropathogens traditionally missed by culture-based tests. Driven by urgent, unmet analytical and clinical care needs, the adoption of the rapid molecular test—particularly RT-PCR for urinary tract infection control and treatment—has important implications. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - June 24, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology White Papers dark daily white paper molecular test advances white paper RT-PCR white paper thermo fisher white paper Source Type: news

FREE SPECIAL EDITION WHITE PAPER | Molecular Testing for Urinary Tract Infection (UTI): 2020 Update on Clinical Utility and Reimbursement Trends
Molecular tests are becoming more routine as diagnostic tools, with many now covered by Medicare and commercial insurers. Advantages of molecular tests based on PCR technology include their ability to identify uropathogens traditionally missed by culture-based tests. Driven by urgent, unmet analytical and clinical care needs, the adoption of the rapid molecular test—particularly RT-PCR for urinary tract infection control and treatment—has important implications. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - June 24, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology White Papers Source Type: news

Coronavirus UK: 64 new fatalities in preliminary death toll
Just 184 laboratory-confirmed deaths were recorded last Wednesday, meaning the daily toll has dropped 16 per cent in the space of a week. Only 171 fatalities were registered yesterday. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clinical and laboratory features of mixed invasive mycoses in adult haematologic patients with invasive aspergillosis
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - June 24, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: MeganB Source Type: news

New Cochrane review assesses how accurate antibody tests are for detecting COVID-19
Today Cochrane, a global independent organization that reviews evidence from research to inform health decision-making, publishes a review of studies looking at the accuracy of COVID-19 antibody tests.  The review shows that antibody tests could have a useful role in detecting if someone has had COVID-19, but that timing is important. The tests were better at detecting COVID-19 in people two or more weeks after their symptoms started, but we do not know how well they work more than five weeks after symptoms started. We do not know if this is true for people who have milder disease or no symptoms, because the studies i...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 24, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

OCBC Bank launches healthcare app to provide access to telehealth services
Users can also access digital Medical Certificates (MC), clinic invoices and laboratory results from the clinics visited securely through the app. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 24, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Medical Laboratory Test Data and Clinical Lab 2.0 are Powering Dashboards That Help Providers Mitigate COVID-19 and Improve Population Health
Coronavirus informatics companies are drawing clinical laboratory test data out of the shadows and into the light and compiling it into critical bioinformatics resources What better example do we have that clinical laboratory test data is critical to population health than the current COVID-19 pandemic? Medical laboratory scientists, bioinformatics developers, and government healthcare leaders are […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - June 24, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations Source Type: news

Researchers use stem cells to model the immune response to COVID-19
Editor ’s note: This announcement was updated on June 23, 2020, to correct the value of a grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. The grant amount was $150,000. Cities across the United States are opening back up, but we ’re still a long way from making the COVID-19 pandemic history. To truly accomplish that, we need to have a vaccine that can stop the spread of infection.But to develop an effective vaccine, we need to understand how the immune system responds to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.Vaccines work by imitating infection. They expose a person ’s immune syst...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 23, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Meningococcal disease: laboratory confirmed cases in England in 2019 to 2020, PHE (updated 23rd June 2020)
Laboratory confirmed cases of invasive meningococcal disease reported to the enhanced meningococcal surveillance programme in England. 23 June 2020 Added Health Protection Report (HPR) 14(12) January to March 2020 quarterly report. 25 February 2020 Added Health Protection Report (HPR) 14(4) October to December quarter report. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Respiratory infections: laboratory reports 2020, PHE (updated 23rd June 2020)
Monthly reports on laboratory confirmed respiratory infections in England and Wales. 23 June 2020 Added Health Protection Report (HPR) 14(12) monthly report (weeks 20 to 23). 27 May 2020 Added Health Protection Report (HPR) 14(10) monthly report (weeks 16 to 19). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Case Studies in Clinical Laboratory Test Stewardship: The Financial and Clinical Impact of Clinical Decision Support in Hospital Laboratories
This white paper – the third in a three-part series developed in collaboration with Mayo Clinic Laboratories and Change Healthcare – provides frontline perspective and commentary from experts and physicians on the application and value of decision support in the laboratory. It also includes early-adopter proof points from hospital laboratories that have successfully implemented third-party decision support to achieve their stewardship goals, including EHR interventions and ongoing monitoring of utilization. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - June 23, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology White Papers Source Type: news

FREE SPECIAL EDITION WHITE PAPER | Case Studies in Clinical Laboratory Test Stewardship: The Financial and Clinical Impact of Clinical Decision Support in Hospital Laboratories
This white paper – the third in a three-part series developed in collaboration with Mayo Clinic Laboratories and Change Healthcare – provides frontline perspective and commentary from experts and physicians on the application and value of decision support in the laboratory. It also includes early-adopter proof points from hospital laboratories that have successfully implemented third-party decision support to achieve their stewardship goals, including EHR interventions and ongoing monitoring of utilization. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - June 23, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology White Papers Source Type: news

Research determines financial benefit from driving electric vehicles
(DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Motorists can save as much as $14,500 on fuel costs over 15 years by driving an electric vehicle instead of a similar one fueled by gasoline, according to a new analysis conducted by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Idaho National Laboratory (INL). (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 23, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Translating Clinical Laboratory Science Into Business Objectives: How an Educational Program Measured and Analyzed Performance and Transformed the Approach to Improving Laboratory Operations
Now more than ever before, clinical labs are under pressure to operate efficiently, accurately, and timely, all while still making money. Doctors and patients have come to expect a 24-hour turnaround for most tests. Clinical labs throughout the United States have been slashing budgets, many literally to the point of no return. At least 13 public health labs in four states have shuttered since 2003, which posed a serious problem when COVID-19 hit because resources did not meet demand. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - June 22, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Pathology White Papers dark daily white paper free white paper Lab Logistics white paper quality improvement white paper risk management white paper specimen management white paper Source Type: news

FREE SPECIAL EDITION WHITE PAPER | Translating Clinical Laboratory Science Into Business Objectives: How an Educational Program Measured and Analyzed Performance and Transformed the Approach to Improving Laboratory Operations
Now more than ever before, clinical labs are under pressure to operate efficiently, accurately, and timely, all while still making money. Doctors and patients have come to expect a 24-hour turnaround for most tests. Clinical labs throughout the United States have been slashing budgets, many literally to the point of no return. At least 13 public health labs in four states have shuttered since 2003, which posed a serious problem when COVID-19 hit because resources did not meet demand. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - June 22, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Pathology White Papers dark daily white paper free white paper Lab Logistics white paper quality improvement white paper risk management white paper specimen management white paper Source Type: news