Making 'lemonade': Chance observation leads to study of microbial bloom formation
(Marine Biological Laboratory) A team from the Microbial Diversity course at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Mass., studied a brackish, shallow lagoon over time and found it releases hydrogen sulfide, particularly upon physical disturbance, causing blooms of anoxygenic sulfur-oxidizing phototrophs. To study the habitat, microbial community structure, assembly and function they carried out in situ experiments investigating the bloom dynamics over time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 23, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Rational construction of a scalable heterostructured nanorod megalibrary
Integrating multiple materials in arbitrary arrangements within nanoparticles is a prerequisite for advancing many applications. Strategies to synthesize heterostructured nanoparticles are emerging, but they are limited in complexity, scope, and scalability. We introduce two design guidelines, based on interfacial reactivity and crystal structure relations, that enable the rational synthesis of a heterostructured nanorod megalibrary. We define synthetically feasible pathways to 65,520 distinct multicomponent metal sulfide nanorods having as many as 6 materials, 8 segments, and 11 internal interfaces by applying up to seven...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 23, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Steimle, B. C., Fenton, J. L., Schaak, R. E. Tags: Chemistry, Materials Science reports Source Type: news

Quest Discovers Genetic Blueprint with Latest Deal
Quest Diagnostics said it has acquired Blueprint Genetics in an all-cash equity transaction. Helsinki, Finland-based Blueprint Genetics has deep expertise in gene variant interpretation based on next-generation sequencing (NGS) and proprietary bioinformatics.  Additional financial terms were not disclosed.  Quest said the addition of Blueprint Genetics will help broaden access to actionable insights in genetic and rare diseases, improving patient care and pharmaceutical drug research and development. "The great challenge with genetic testing is generating quality, actionable and broadly accessi...
Source: MDDI - January 22, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MDDI Staff Tags: IVD Source Type: news

Hospitals Worldwide Are Deploying Artificial Intelligence and Predictive Analytics Systems for Early Detection of Sepsis in a Trend That Could Help Clinical Laboratories, Microbiologists
Though medical laboratory testing is key to confirming sepsis, predictive analytics systems can identify early indications and alert caregivers, potentially saving lives Medical laboratory testing has long been the key element in hospitals’ fight to reduce deaths caused by sepsis, a complication caused by the human body’s response to infection which can injure organs and […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - January 22, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Source Type: news

Serum S100A8/A9 as a Potentially Sensitive Biomarker for IBD Serum S100A8/A9 as a Potentially Sensitive Biomarker for IBD
Are serum S100A8/A9 measurements a sensitive marker for inflammatory bowel disease? How does it compare with other inflammatory biomarkers?Laboratory Medicine (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - January 22, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Here, there and everywhere: Large and giant viruses abound globally
(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) In Nature, a team led by researchers at the US Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI), a DOE Office of Science User Facility located at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) uncovered a broad diversity of large and giant viruses that belong to the nucleocytoplasmic large DNA viruses (NCLDV) supergroup. As a result, virus diversity in this group expanded 10-fold from just 205 genomes, redefining the phylogenetic tree of giant viruses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 22, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

D/C/F/TAF Tablet Effective Rapid-Initiation HIV Treatment D/C/F/TAF Tablet Effective Rapid-Initiation HIV Treatment
The single-tablet combination of darunavir/cobicistat/emtricitabine/tenofovir alafenamide (D/C/F/TAF) is effective for treating newly diagnosed HIV-1 infection before baseline laboratory results are available, according to results from the DIAMOND phase-3 study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - January 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Distek, Inc. Awarded the Prestigious IDEA Bronze Trophy for the BIOne 1250 Bioprocess Control System
Distek, Inc., a leading manufacturer of laboratory testing instruments for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry for over 40 years, along with our industrial design partner - Phase One... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 21, 2020 Category: Science Tags: The Scientist The Marketplace Source Type: news

FDA Panel Recommends Standardized Talc Testing for Asbestos
A team of experts from eight different federal agencies has presented the U.S. Food and Drug Administration with preliminary recommendations to standardize the testing of talc for the presence of asbestos and other potentially harmful mineral products. The recommendations, some of which reject long-held talc industry positions, are designed to end the discrepancies in analysis of whether talc products are contaminated with cancer-causing substances. Preliminary recommendations will be part of the FDA’s public meeting on Feb. 4 to discuss and obtain scientific information on testing for asbestos in talc-based products...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 21, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Taming electrons with bacteria parts
(Michigan State University) In a new study, scientists at the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory report a new synthetic system that could guide electron transfer over long distances. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 21, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Laboratory and on-field data collected by a head impact monitoring mouthguard - Bartsch AJ, McCrea MM, Hedin DS, Gibson PL, Miele VJ, Benzel EC, Alberts JL, Samorezov S, Shah A, Stemper BS.
Although concussion continues to be a major source of acute and chronic injury in automotive, athletic and military arenas, concussion injury mechanisms and risk functions are ill-defined. This lack of definition has hindered efforts to develop standardize... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Neurophysiological vigilance characterisation and assessment: laboratory and realistic validations involving professional air traffic controllers - Sebastiani M, Di Flumeri G, Aric ò P, Sciaraffa N, Babiloni F, Borghini G.
Vigilance degradation usually causes significant performance decrement. It is also considered the major factor causing the out-of-the-loop phenomenon (OOTL) occurrence. OOTL is strongly related to a high level of automation in operative contexts such as th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Risk assessment of gas leakage from school laboratories based on the Bayesian network - Zhang X, Hu X, Bai Y, Wu J.
In this study, a comprehensive model ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Co-existence or displacement: do street trials of intelligent vehicles test society? - Marres N.
This paper examines recent street tests of autonomous vehicles (AVs) in the UK and makes the case for an experimental approach in the sociology of intelligent technology. In recent years intelligent vehicle testing has moved from the laboratory to the stre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

App uses voice analysis, AI to track wellness of people with mental illness
In this study, patients didn’t need a smartphone[PM1] . It could be simple and low tech on the patient end, and high tech on the backend.”Researchers hope that artificial intelligence that can analyze data collected from apps such as My Coach Connect will enable more proactive and personalized care for individuals. The application, for example, may help improve treatment by intervening early when someone is experiencing more symptoms.“Artificial intelligence allowed us to illuminate the various clinically meaningful dimensions of language use and vocal patterns of the patients over time and pers...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 17, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Brookhaven Picked as Site for Electron-Ion Collider
The Department of Energy has selected Brookhaven National Laboratory as the site for its proposed Electron-Ion Collider, a flagship nuclear science facility that is estimated to cost between $1.6 billion and $2.6 billion. (Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News)
Source: FYI: The AIP Bulletin of Science Policy News - January 17, 2020 Category: Physics Authors: wthomas Source Type: news

Acute Flaccid Myelitis Features Differ in Peak, Nonpeak Years
FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 -- Clinical and laboratory characteristics of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) cases differ in peak and nonpeak years, according to a study published online Jan. 15 in Emerging Infectious Diseases, a publication of the U.S. Centers... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Researchers Create Non-stick Coating That Repels External Molecules, Even Viruses and Bacteria; Clinical Laboratories May Soon Find It Easier to Keep Surfaces Free from Bacterial Contamination
Hospital-acquired infections could finally be prevented and no longer threaten the health of patients and hospital workers In what may be the most significant development in healthcare’s fight against hospital-acquired infections (HAIs), researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, have developed an ultra-repellent coating that prevents anything—including viruses and bacteria—from adhering to surfaces covered […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - January 17, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Uncategorized ACS ACS Nano american chemical society anatomic pathology antibiotic resistant bacteria Canadian Centre for Electron Microscopy CDC clinical laboratory clinical pathology Dark Daily dark intelligence group Dark Report Source Type: news

Wuhan Novel Coronavirus: Guidance for Clinical Diagnostic Laboratories
Source: United Kingdom Department of Health (DH). Published: 1/17/2020. This web page links to three documents that provide guidance to clinical diagnostic laboratories on the handling and processing of specimens for the detection of Wuhan novel coronavirus (WN-CoV), and cover laboratory investigations, as well as sample requirements. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

2019 Novel Coronavirus, Wuhan, China: Interim Laboratory Biosafety Guidelines for Handling and Processing Specimens Associated with 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 1/17/2020. This web page provides general and specific biosafety guidelines for handling 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) specimens, as well as information about clinical laboratory testing; packing, shipping, and transport; and related resources. Timely communication between clinical and laboratory staff is essential to minimize the risk incurred in handling specimens from patients with possible 2019-nCoV infection. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Novel Coronavirus – Japan (ex-China)
On 15 January 2020, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan (MHLW) reported an imported case of laboratory-confirmed 2019-novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) from Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. The case-patient is male, between the age of 30-39 years, living in Japan. (Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks)
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 17, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point makes another C-suite addition
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has appointed Paige Laughlin as its new chief operating officer.   Before joining Bayonet Point, Laughlin worked as the VP of operations, ethics and compliance for Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas. In that role, she provided administrative leadership over hospital services including imaging, laboratory, respiratory therapy, food and nutrition, and transport servic es. She was also responsible for the growth and development of the critical care transport team and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 16, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brendan Ward Source Type: news

Study Uncovers Drug Combination for Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma
Researchers in Spain have discovered a drug combination showing potential in treating the most difficult-to-treat type of malignant mesothelioma. Selumetinib and AZD8186, already being studied separately in clinical trials for other cancers, displayed efficacy when used in combination on mesothelioma of the sarcomatoid cell type. Researchers at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre made the discovery during their study using mice models and human tumor cells in the laboratory. “The findings, we hope, are relevant,” Dr. Paco Real, who led the study, told The Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com. “We d...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - January 16, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Researchers develop first diagnostic test for novel coronavirus in China
(Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin) Researchers from the German Center for Infection Research (DZIF) at Charit é - Universit ä tsmedizin Berlin have developed a new laboratory assay to detect the novel Chinese coronavirus. The assay protocol has now been published by WHO as a guideline for diagnostic detection. The new assay enables suspected cases to be tested quickly. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 16, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

The mysterious, legendary giant squid's genome is revealed
(Marine Biological Laboratory) Important clues about the anatomy and evolution of the mysterious giant squid (Architeuthis dux) are revealed through publication of its full genome sequence by a University of Copenhagen-led team that includes scientist Caroline Albertin of the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), Woods Hole. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 16, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Instructional Laboratory Technician (Biological Sciences)
The Santa Clarita Community College District/College of the Canyons is seeking* two full-time Instructional Laboratory Technician (Biological Sciences)(Canyon Country Campus) *in the Academic Affairs division. The ideal candidate will share our college’s commitment to educating the more than 32,000 racially and socioeconomically diverse students we enroll each year. Currently, our student body is approximately 45.4 percent Latinx/Hispanic, 32.2 percent White, 6.3 percent Asian, 5.5 percent African-American, 4.5 percent Pacific Islander, 2 percent multi-ethnic, and less than 1 percent Native American. The college was ...
Source: AIBS Classifieds - January 15, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Classifieds Tags: Other Positions Available Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Medical Lab Gets Iso Accreditation
[263Chat] Gamma Allergy and Immunology Laboratory and Twin Palms Medical Center were last friday awarded the ISO accreditation 9001:2015 and ISO 15189 certification standards by the Southern African Development Community Accreditation Services (SADCAS), becoming the third medical facility to get the award. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 15, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Opioid Epidemic is Latest Healthcare Fraud ‘Hot Spot’ as Some Unethical Clinical Laboratories, Physicians, and Service Providers Attempt to Cash-in
It’s critical that medical laboratory leaders prepare for increased scrutiny and pressure from DOJ fraud investigations Recent efforts by federal investigators to ferret out and prosecute healthcare fraud have shown that certain clinical laboratory companies are guilty of fraud and abuse. And as Dark Daily covered in “Preparing Clinical Laboratories for Invasive Federal Enforcement of […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - January 15, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Pathology Acadia Healthcare American Association for Clinical Chemistry anatomic pathology Andrew Kessler Anuradha Rao-Patel Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Charles Root PhD clinical laboratory clinical pathology Source Type: news

MDI Biological Laboratory will use new animal model to study aging
(Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory) The MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, has received a $75,000 grant to add the African turquoise killifish to its roster of animal models, thus strengthening its tradition of using comparative research to study the mechanisms involved in aging and regeneration. The new model will bridge the gap between vertebrates such as the mouse, which live too long to get rapid results, and invertebrates that are rungs away from humans on the evolutionary ladder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PAMA Laboratory Reporting Delay a Win for AAFP
In a move the Academy has advocated for months, Congress has mandated a one-year delay for required reporting of clinical laboratory data. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - January 14, 2020 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Laboratory Testing for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Suspected Human Cases
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 1/14/2020. The purpose of this seven-page document is to provide interim guidance to laboratories and stakeholders involved in laboratory testing of patients who meet the definition of suspected case of pneumonia associated with a novel coronavirus identified in Wuhan, China. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study weighs deep-sea mining's impact on microbes
(Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences) The essential roles that microbes play in deep-sea ecosystems are at risk from the potential environmental impacts of mining, a new paper in Limnology and Oceanography reports. The study reviews what is known about microbes in these environments and assesses how mining could impact their important environmental roles. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 14, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Researchers develop tool to identify molecular receptors in worms
(Worcester Polytechnic Institute) Worcester Polytechnic Institute researchers have developed a laboratory tool that could speed up basic research for scientists working with the nematode C. elegans by tagging molecular receptors that are involved in sensing pheromones. The process was published in the Royal Society of Chemistry's Organic& Biomolecular Chemistry journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Understanding allergic reactions to skin care products
A laboratory study gave new insight into how skin creams, cosmetics, and fragrances may cause immune responses that lead to rashes in some people. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - January 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Insects Cope When Blood Rushes to Their Heads
Grasshoppers have to deal with blood pressure issues when they are upside down. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Gorman Tags: Insects Grasshoppers Gravitation and Gravity Blood Pressure Anatomy and Physiology Argonne National Laboratory Jake Socha Jon F. Harrison Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences your-feed-science Source Type: news

How Insects Cope With the Effects of Gravity
Grasshoppers have to deal with blood pressure issues when they are upside down. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Gorman Tags: Insects Grasshoppers Gravitation and Gravity Blood Pressure Anatomy and Physiology Argonne National Laboratory Jake Socha Jon F. Harrison Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences your-feed-science Source Type: news

Thailand Confirms Traveler from China Hospitalized With New Form of Coronavirus, According to U.N. Officials
(BANGKOK) — A Chinese visitor to Thailand has been confirmed to be infected with a new strain of coronavirus that has been linked to a pneumonia outbreak in central China, health officials said Monday. The U.N.’s World Health Organization said Thai officials have reported that a traveler from the Chinese city of Wuhan has been hospitalized in Thailand with the virus. The outbreak of the virus has been traced to Wuhan, where it affected several dozen people who had been to a major meat and seafood market. Thai Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul said it appears to be the first confirmed case of the virus ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized China onetime Thailand Source Type: news

Ghana: Lab Results On Strange Disease At Dedenu to Be Ready On Wednesday
[Ghanaian Times] Sogakope -Laboratory results about the actual disease that has struck hundreds of cows at Dedenu in the South Tongu District in the Volta Region would be released on Wednesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Advancements That Could Bring Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry to Clinical Laboratories
Experts list the top challenges facing widespread adoption of proteomics in the medical laboratory industry Year-by-year, clinical laboratories find new ways to use mass spectrometry to analyze clinical specimens, producing results that may be more precise than test results produced by other methodologies. This is particularly true in the field of proteomics. However, though mass […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - January 13, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations Alexander Makarov PhD American Society for Mass Spectr Source Type: news

Amphetamine and methamphetamine poisonings attended in hospital emergency departments: clinical features and the usefulness of laboratory confirmation - Roset Ferrer C, Gomila Mu ñiz I, Elorza Guerrero MÁ, Puiguriguer Ferrando J, Leciñena Estean MÁ, Tuero León G, Sahuquillo Frías L, Ripoll Vera T, Socias Crespi L, Sanchís Cortés P, Barcelo Martin B.
OBJECTIVES: 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. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective observatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Malawi: Winning TB Fight in Malawi Through Global Fund
[Nyasa Times] When he picked his job as Laboratory Technician at Mzuzu Central Hospital few years ago, Ian Kambwani's celebratory mood for picking the new job was short-lived. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 13, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Vitamin B6, leukemia's deadly addiction
Scientists have discovered that Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) grows by taking advantage of the B6 vitamin to accelerate cell division. The research team from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) suggest they could halt the growth of this cancer by limiting its ability to manipulate the enzyme that pushes B6 to make proteins essential for cell division. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - January 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Laboratory Continuity of Operations (COOP) Planning Course
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Published: 1/13/2020. This course is designed to provide guidance and the tools necessary for the development of laboratory continuity of operations (COOP) plans. Topics covered include planning objectives and considerations that apply when developing a COOP plan, identifying factors to consider when selecting alternate work facilities, and maintenance cycle and revisions of a COOP plan. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vitamin B6, leukemia's deadly addiction
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) Researchers from CSHL and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center have discovered how Acute Myeloid Leukemia is addicted to vitamin B6. Now that researchers know this, they can pursue new treatment options for the deadly blood cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

What Is the Classic Clinical Presentation of Pericarditis?
Discussion The pericardium is a bi-layered membrane that envelops the heart and provides a barrier to prevent disease and also decreases friction as the heart moves. Pericarditis is the inflammation of pericardium. The incidence is underreported as asymptomatic or mild disease may go unrecognized. From hospitalized patient data, 0.2-5% of patients with various cardiac disease had pericarditis. An incidence rate for hospitalizations of 3.32 per 100,000 person years has been cited. Percarditis occurs more often in adolescent males. Treatment of the underlying cause or suspected cause is important, along with close monitorin...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 13, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Direct Primary Care is Emerging as a New Healthcare Model in the US, But Are Clinical Laboratories Prepared to Bill Patients Directly?
If insurance plans are removed from the billing cycle for primary care, it’s not clear how clinical laboratories will be reimbursed for their services Direct Primary Care (DPC) is gaining popularity in the United States. This emerging movement enables primary care providers to bill patients directly for services rendered, bypassing traditional health plans. On a […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - January 10, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Uncategorized anatomic pathology Blue Lotus Family Medicine Carolyn Engelhard clinical laboratory clinical pathology Comcast concierge medicine Dark Daily dark intelligence group Dark Report Direct Primary Care Direct Primary Care Source Type: news

Laboratory Testing of Human Suspected Cases of Novel Coronavirus (nCoV) Infection: Interim Guidance
Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 1/10/2020. The purpose of this eight-page document is to provide interim guidance to laboratories and stakeholders involved in laboratory testing of patients who meet the definition of suspected cases of pneumonia associated with a novel coronavirus identified in Wuhan, China. It covers specimen collection and shipment, effective usage of global laboratory networking, testing in reference laboratories, and reporting of cases and test results. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Corning Life Sciences to showcase expanded portfolio of advanced 3D cell culture innovations
(Spectrum Science) Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) will feature new 3D cell culture technologies alongside proven and trusted workflow solutions to advance spheroids, organoids, tissue models, and other disease modeling and drug discovery applications at the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) conference, Jan. 25-29, in San Diego, Calif. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 10, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Measles – occupied Palestinian territory
From 1 January through 19 December 2019, a total of 124 laboratory confirmed cases of measles, including two deaths, were reported in the Gaza Strip (case fatality ratio=1.6%). Of the confirmed cases, forty-nine cases (40%) were hospitalized, 12 were among health care workers, and seventy-five (60%) were males. Gaza Strip has an estimated population of 1.99 million (Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics-2019). In addition, of the confirmed cases, 57 cases (46%) were un-vaccinated, of which 28 (23%) were among infants between 6 months to one year old, and 29 (23%) among age groups higher than 30 years old. Between 2009 a...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

Measles – Gaza Strip
From 1 January through 19 December 2019, a total of 124 laboratory confirmed cases of measles, including two deaths, were reported in the Gaza Strip (case fatality ratio=1.6%). Of the confirmed cases, forty-nine cases (40%) were hospitalized, 12 were among health care workers, and seventy-five (60%) were males. Gaza Strip has an estimated population of 1.99 million (Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics-2019). In addition, of the confirmed cases, 57 cases (46%) were un-vaccinated, of which 28 (23%) were among infants between 6 months to one year old, and 29 (23%) among age groups higher than 30 years old. Between 2009 a...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - January 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news