Researchers at Wellcome Sanger Institute Develop New Tool to Analyze Genetic Changes and Role of Cell Division in Human Tissue
Nanorate sequencing allows researchers to identify changes to individual genetic sequencing letters among millions of DNA letters contained in a single cell Detecting genetic mutations in cells requires genomic sequencing that, until now, has not been accurate enough to spot minute changes in DNA sequences. Many clinical laboratory scientists know this restricted the ability of […] The post Researchers at Wellcome Sanger Institute Develop New Tool to Analyze Genetic Changes and Role of Cell Division in Human Tissue appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Ex-Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes Takes Witness Stand in Her Own Defense: Admits to Using Pharma Giants ’ Logos on Reports to Investors, But Claims No Intent to Deceive
Former CEO also testified that she believed company’s proprietary blood-testing technology could perform ‘any’ clinical laboratory blood test One relevant question in the federal fraud trial of ex-Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes was whether she would testify on her own behalf. That question was answered shortly after the government rested its criminal fraud case against the […] The post Ex-Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes Takes Witness Stand in Her Own Defense: Admits to Using Pharma Giants’ Logos on Reports to Investors, But Claims No Intent to Deceive appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Retail Giant Nordstrom Now Sells Viome Life Sciences ’ Microbiome Testing Kit Online, Will Stock the Test Kit in Some Retail Locations Next Year
Although there are healthcare providers who see the potential in microbiome testing, many clinical laboratories are not yet ready to embrace microbiome-based testing In an unlikely string of events, no less than Nordstrom, the national department store chain, announced in September that it would offer microbiome-based test claimed to “check gut health.” Apparently, its customers […] The post Retail Giant Nordstrom Now Sells Viome Life Sciences’ Microbiome Testing Kit Online, Will Stock the Test Kit in Some Retail Locations Next Year appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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More Countries Are Now Capable of Genome Sequencing and Contributing to Global COVID-19 GISAID Database than Ever Before
GISAID hosts a vast, open database of genomic sequences of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus samples, and medical laboratory scientists in countries across the globe are contributing Clinical laboratories around the world have been contributing to the global scientific community’s database of knowledge about SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that caused the COVID-19 pandemic, and its variants, through an ingenious […] The post More Countries Are Now Capable of Genome Sequencing and Contributing to Global COVID-19 GISAID Database than Ever Before appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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McMaster University Researchers Develop Bioinformatics ‘Shortcut’ That Speeds Detection and Identification of Pathogens, including Sepsis, SARS-CoV-2, Others
Molecular probes designed to spot minute amounts of pathogens in biological samples may aid clinical laboratories’ speed-to-answer Driven to find a better way to isolate minute samples of pathogens from among high-volumes of other biological organisms, researchers at Canada’s McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, have unveiled a bioinformatics algorithm which they claim shortens time-to-answer and […] The post McMaster University Researchers Develop Bioinformatics ‘Shortcut’ That Speeds Detection and Identification of Pathogens, including Sepsis, SARS-CoV-2, Others appeared first on Dark ...
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Junk DNA May Not be “Junk” Afterall, but Perform Significant Functions in Ensuring Fertility, and Preventing Cancer and Other Diseases
Recent research into transposons within DNA dark matter may produce new biomarkers for clinical laboratory testing and diagnostics There’s been another interesting development in the study of genetic “dark matter” which may give rise to new biomarkers for clinical laboratory diagnostics and testing. This is worth noting, because biological dark matter has long been considered […] The post Junk DNA May Not be “Junk” Afterall, but Perform Significant Functions in Ensuring Fertility, and Preventing Cancer and Other Diseases appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Another Former Theranos Clinical Laboratory Director Testifies in Holmes ’ Fraud Trial about Irregularities with Proprietary Edison Blood-Testing Technology
Pathologist Kingshuk Das, MD, tells jurors he voided 50,000 to 60,000 blood-tests from a two-year period due to unreliable results As the prosecution in the criminal fraud trial of ex-CEO Elizabeth Holmes closes in on resting its case, a fourth and final former Theranos laboratory director took the stand to describe the problems he encountered […] The post Another Former Theranos Clinical Laboratory Director Testifies in Holmes’ Fraud Trial about Irregularities with Proprietary Edison Blood-Testing Technology appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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‘Femtech’ Diagnostic Start-up Firms Want to Provide Women with At-Home Tests for Health Conditions That Currently Require Tests Done by Clinical Laboratories
Several young companies hope to expand the direct-to-consumer test market by introducing new diagnostic tests to serve the women’s health market Providing women with at-home lab test kits is the goal of a growing class of start-up companies that are bringing to market consumer test kits for a range of health conditions common to women. […] The post ‘Femtech’ Diagnostic Start-up Firms Want to Provide Women with At-Home Tests for Health Conditions That Currently Require Tests Done by Clinical Laboratories appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Have Low-cost Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Tests Changed Census Results in America?
Citizens claiming racial diversity increased by 276% in the 2020 census, leading experts to wonder if racial diversity is increasing or if people are simply electing to identify as such and how this trend will affect healthcare Once again, we see another unexpected consequence to expanded DNA testing done by consumers for their own interests […] The post Have Low-cost Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Tests Changed Census Results in America? appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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UK Clinical Laboratory Operations Suspended Following Reports of 43,000 False Negative COVID-19 PCR Test Results Over Five-Week Span
Medical laboratory company’s patients in Southwest England previously had tested positive for COVID-19 on a Lateral Flow Device If providing accurate test results is key to maintaining trust with healthcare consumers, a private COVID-19 testing laboratory in the United Kingdom (UK) may have permanently damaged its reputation after reporting an estimated 43,000 false negative COVID-19 […] The post UK Clinical Laboratory Operations Suspended Following Reports of 43,000 False Negative COVID-19 PCR Test Results Over Five-Week Span appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Spatial Transcriptomics Provide a New and Innovative Way to Analyze Tissue Biology, May Have Value in Surgical Pathology
Newly combined digital pathology, artificial intelligence (AI), and omics technologies are providing anatomic pathologists and medical laboratory scientists with powerful diagnostic tools Add “spatial transcriptomics” to the growing list of “omics” that have the potential to deliver biomarkers which can be used for earlier and more accurate diagnoses of diseases and health conditions. As with […] The post Spatial Transcriptomics Provide a New and Innovative Way to Analyze Tissue Biology, May Have Value in Surgical Pathology appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Corporate Executives and Mega-Rich Investors Testify in Elizabeth Holmes ’ Federal Fraud Trial That They Were Misled by Theranos’ Claims about the Edison Blood-Testing Device
Federal prosecutors moved past the testimony of the pathologist who served for a time as the CLIA laboratory director at Theranos to provide evidence of a second unauthorized use by Theranos of a pharmaceutical company’s intellectual property Building their case against former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes, federal prosecutors filled the witness stand in recent days […] The post Corporate Executives and Mega-Rich Investors Testify in Elizabeth Holmes’ Federal Fraud Trial That They Were Misled by Theranos’ Claims about the Edison Blood-Testing Device appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Anatomic Pathology: New Drivers Pushing Beyond Cloud to SaaS Laboratory Information Systems
This free Dark Daily white paper for laboratory professionals explores how the rapid decline in SARS-CoV-2 testing affects molecular laboratories and the life sciences industry as a whole and offers opportunities for drug developers and labs to work together in new and beneficial ways. The post Anatomic Pathology: New Drivers Pushing Beyond Cloud to SaaS Laboratory Information Systems appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Demographic Shift Means Lower Birthrates and Aging Populations around the World, Suggesting Big Changes for Global Healthcare, Pathology Groups, and Clinical Laboratories
Demographic shifts are most acute in Europe and East Asia but could be a harbinger of things to come for US healthcare as well Across the globe, major shifts in many countries’ demographics are starting to drive notable changes in how healthcare is delivered in these nations. Having fewer pediatric patients and more senior citizens […] The post Demographic Shift Means Lower Birthrates and Aging Populations around the World, Suggesting Big Changes for Global Healthcare, Pathology Groups, and Clinical Laboratories appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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New Directions for Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Groups: Executive War College Presents Roadmaps for Success after COVID-19
Self-insured and campus health markets are contract opportunities for small and midsize clinical laboratories through investment in data infrastructure and management Clinical laboratory and pathology group managers do not often hear that they have an opportunity to be paid “handsomely.” However, it appears that there is a clear path to such rewards, according to Kristine […] The post New Directions for Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Groups: Executive War College Presents Roadmaps for Success after COVID-19 appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Executive War College: Efficient Data Structure Can Bring in More Reimbursement Dollars and Allow Clinical Laboratories to Sell Aggregated Information
Speakers at this week’s Executive War College in San Antonio explained that the way records are collected and stored plays a large part in the long-term usefulness of clinical laboratory data Data structure as a term may not flow off the lips of clinical laboratory and pathology laboratory managers, but it should be top-of-mind. Well-structured […] The post Executive War College: Efficient Data Structure Can Bring in More Reimbursement Dollars and Allow Clinical Laboratories to Sell Aggregated Information appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Prosecutors in Elizabeth Holmes ’ Federal Fraud Trial Question Witnesses about Theranos’ Edison Technology and the Inaccurate Medical Laboratory Test Results It Produced
Jury also heard testimony about Holmes’ claims that the Edison device was doing clinical laboratory testing for the military in overseas theaters During the seventh week of ex-Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes’ criminal fraud trial, headline-making testimony continued nearly non-stop. A former Theranos product manager took the stand offering damning testimony that tied Holmes to questionable […] The post Prosecutors in Elizabeth Holmes’ Federal Fraud Trial Question Witnesses about Theranos’ Edison Technology and the Inaccurate Medical Laboratory Test Results It Produced appeared first on Dark Dai...
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CDC Issues Warning on Candida Auris, a Highly Drug Resistant and Dangerous Yeast Infection
CDC advises clinical laboratories and microbiologists encountering C. auris to follow their own protocols before adopting federal agency guidelines In July, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned healthcare facilities and clinical laboratories to be on the alert for Candida auris (C. auris) infections in their patients. An outbreak of the drug resistant […] The post CDC Issues Warning on Candida Auris, a Highly Drug Resistant and Dangerous Yeast Infection appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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FDA Expands Approval of Gastric Emptying Breath Test for Gastroparesis to Include At-home Administration Under Virtual Supervision
It may not be a boom trend, but more non-invasive diagnostic tests are coming to market as clinical laboratory tests that use breath as the specimen Here’s a development that reinforces two important trends in diagnostics: non-invasive clinical laboratory assays and patient-self testing. Recently, the FDA expanded the clearance of one diagnostic test to allow […] The post FDA Expands Approval of Gastric Emptying Breath Test for Gastroparesis to Include At-home Administration Under Virtual Supervision appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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UK Raises Payroll Taxes to Record Levels to Recover COVID-19 Costs for State-Funded National Health Service
Under-resourced British healthcare system faces a record high backlog of care with 5.61 million people in England waiting for hospital-based medical procedures Healthcare in the United Kingdom (UK) is about to become much more expensive. The UK government has announced plans to substantially increase payroll taxes to fund the surging demand for care due to […] The post UK Raises Payroll Taxes to Record Levels to Recover COVID-19 Costs for State-Funded National Health Service appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Human Salivary Proteome Wiki Developed at University of Buffalo May Provide Biomarkers for New Diagnostic Tools and Medical Laboratory Tests
Proteins in human saliva make up its proteome and may be the key to new, precision medicine diagnostics that would give clinical pathologists new capabilities to identify disease Clinical pathologists may soon have an array of new precision medicine diagnostic tools based on peoples’ saliva. There are an increasing number of “–omes” that can be […] The post Human Salivary Proteome Wiki Developed at University of Buffalo May Provide Biomarkers for New Diagnostic Tools and Medical Laboratory Tests appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Media Reporting Shows Some Clinical Laboratories Charge Significantly Higher than Average Prices for COVID-19 Tests —and It Is Perfectly Legal
When people receive COVID-19 testing at an out-of-network facility, federal law requires insurers to pay that clinical laboratory’s posted ‘cash price’ when negotiated prices have not previously been established In the latest example that some COVID-19 testing companies are charging significantly higher prices than others, The New York Times (NYT) recently reported that one COVID […] The post Media Reporting Shows Some Clinical Laboratories Charge Significantly Higher than Average Prices for COVID-19 Tests—and It Is Perfectly Legal appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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UW Medicine Researchers Identify Blood Cell Genetic Mutations That Can Disrupt Liquid Biopsy Results
The discovery is yet another factor that must be considered when developing a liquid biopsy test clinical laboratories can use to detect cancer How often do disruptive elements present in Liquid biopsies result in misdiagnoses and unhelpful drug therapies for cancer? Researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine (UW Medicine) in Seattle wanted […] The post UW Medicine Researchers Identify Blood Cell Genetic Mutations That Can Disrupt Liquid Biopsy Results appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Former Wall Street Journal Reporter John Carreyrou Reveals Ex-Theranos CLIA Laboratory Director and Pathologist Was Main Source for 2015 Investigation into Theranos
WSJ reporter affirms that the pathologist was his “first and most important source” in confirming the problems at the now-defunct medical lab testing company During the federal fraud trial of Theranos Founder and former-CEO Elizabeth Holmes, no one has spent more days on the witness stand than ex-Theranos Laboratory Director Adam Rosendorff, MD, the pathologist […] The post Former Wall Street Journal Reporter John Carreyrou Reveals Ex-Theranos CLIA Laboratory Director and Pathologist Was Main Source for 2015 Investigation into Theranos appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Researchers Identify Antibodies That Could Be Protective Against Multiple Sarbecoviruses, Including SARS-CoV-2 and Its Variants
The antibodies target portions of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein that resist mutation, potentially leading to better treatments and vaccines One challenge in the battle against COVID-19 is the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 variants, especially the Delta variant, which may be more resistant to neutralizing antibodies compared with the original coronavirus. But now, scientists led by researchers […] The post Researchers Identify Antibodies That Could Be Protective Against Multiple Sarbecoviruses, Including SARS-CoV-2 and Its Variants appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Prioritizing a Digitization Project in Your Clinical Laboratory: Where, How, and Why Other Labs Made Changes
This white paper demonstrates how some clinical lab directors and technical supervisors relieved the unnecessary labor and hazards in one of the most common analog-world bottlenecks and also identifies three commonly overlooked streamlining instrument checks and documentation in the lab today. The post Prioritizing a Digitization Project in Your Clinical Laboratory: Where, How, and Why Other Labs Made Changes appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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UCSD Researchers Develop a Wearable Skin Patch That Monitors Blood Pressure, Glucose Levels, and Other Biomarkers in Human Sweat
Skin patch technologies could enable clinical laboratories to monitor patients’ vitals and report to medical professionals in real time Pathologists and clinical laboratory leaders have read many Dark Daily ebriefings on the development of skin patches over the years that do everything from monitoring fatigue in the military to being a complete lab-on-skin technology. Now, […] The post UCSD Researchers Develop a Wearable Skin Patch That Monitors Blood Pressure, Glucose Levels, and Other Biomarkers in Human Sweat appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Former Theranos Lab Director and Staff Testify in Ongoing Elizabeth Holmes Fraud Trial That They Voiced Concerns about Reliability and Accuracy of Edison Blood-Testing Device
Four-star general Jim Mattis testified that he eventually “didn’t know what to believe about Theranos anymore,” The Wall Street Journal reported Former-Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes was known for her obsession with Steve Jobs, imitating not only the late Apple CEO’s well-known management style, but also his wardrobe choices. However, clinical laboratory managers and pathologists will […] The post Former Theranos Lab Director and Staff Testify in Ongoing Elizabeth Holmes Fraud Trial That They Voiced Concerns about Reliability and Accuracy of Edison Blood-Testing Device appeared first on Dark D...
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India ’s Neuberg Diagnostics Embraces AI and Digital Pathology While Opening Its First Clinical Laboratory in the US
One of the world’s fastest growing medical laboratory companies in India is using digital pathology systems and AI to replace older diagnostic technologies Artificial intelligence (AI) is gaining acceptance around the world and use of AI to analyze digital pathology images is expected to be a major disruptor to the profession of anatomic pathology. Internationally, […] The post India’s Neuberg Diagnostics Embraces AI and Digital Pathology While Opening Its First Clinical Laboratory in the US appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Text Messages Between Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes and Ex-Boyfriend Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani Grab Headlines in Early Days of Fraud Trial
Romantic musings between the now-defunct Theranos’ CEO and COO may be introduced to undercut Holmes’ claims of ‘intimate partner abuse’ Medical laboratory professionals did not have to wait long for the first prosecution bombshell to explode during the opening week of the federal criminal fraud trial of former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes. In court filings […] The post Text Messages Between Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes and Ex-Boyfriend Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani Grab Headlines in Early Days of Fraud Trial appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Lithuanian Researchers Develop Novel Noninvasive Method for Diagnosing Melanoma That Has Greater than 90% Accuracy
Computer-aided diagnostic system combines optical dermatoscopy, spectrophotometry and high-frequency ultrasound imaging techniques to differentiate malignant lesions from benign moles Detecting skin cancer via the use of skin biopsies is the bread and butter of many dermatopathology practices. But new technologies that can instantly detect and distinguish different types of skin malignancies may result in a […] The post Lithuanian Researchers Develop Novel Noninvasive Method for Diagnosing Melanoma That Has Greater than 90% Accuracy appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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New Star Trek-like Handheld Device under Development That Can Detect SARS-CoV-2 in People and on Surfaces
Intriguing technology may find immediate value in assisting the detection and tracking of COVID-19 worldwide Pathologists and clinical laboratory personnel old enough to have watched Star Trek on television will recall the tricorder, a multi-functional handheld device that could non-invasively detect any disease or medical condition that the science fiction series needed to be revealed. […] The post New Star Trek-like Handheld Device under Development That Can Detect SARS-CoV-2 in People and on Surfaces appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Researchers in Japan Have Developed a ‘Smart’ Diaper Equipped with a Self-powered Biosensor That Can Monitor Blood Glucose Levels in Adults
The ongoing study shows promise in the general development of self-powered wearable biosensors, the researchers say, in a development that has implications for clinical laboratory testing Years back, it would be science fiction to describe a wearable garment that can not only measure an individual’s biomarkers in real-time, but also generates the power the device […] The post Researchers in Japan Have Developed a ‘Smart’ Diaper Equipped with a Self-powered Biosensor That Can Monitor Blood Glucose Levels in Adults appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Proof-of-Concept Study at University of Colorado Boulder Shows Dynamic Tattoos Can Help Detect and Track Health Issues
If tattoos can accurately be used in the diagnostic process, might clinical laboratories soon offer these types of diagnostic tattoos at their patient service centers? Could color-changing tattoos help diagnose illnesses? Researchers at the ATLAS Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder think so. They are working on prototypes of permanent tattoos that can detect […] The post Proof-of-Concept Study at University of Colorado Boulder Shows Dynamic Tattoos Can Help Detect and Track Health Issues appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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German Feasibility Study Shows Cerenkov Luminescence Imaging May Provide New Technique for Identifying Positive Margins during Prostatectomies
Prostate cancer currently has the highest positive surgical margin rate of any cancer in men, with 21% of patients left with cancer cells at the resection site Cancer surgeons may soon have a new technology to help them completely remove cancerous tissue during prostate cancer surgery. Called Cerenkov luminescence imaging (CLI), this new diagnostic technology […] The post German Feasibility Study Shows Cerenkov Luminescence Imaging May Provide New Technique for Identifying Positive Margins during Prostatectomies appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Department of Justice Recovers $1.8B from Medical Laboratory Owners and Others Accused of Alleged Healthcare Fraud During COVID-19 Pandemic
It did not take long for fraudsters to pursue hundreds of billions of federal dollars designated to support SARS-CoV-2 testing and it is rare when federal prosecutors bring cases only a few months after illegal lab testing schemes are identified As if the COVID-19 pandemic weren’t bad enough, unscrupulous clinical laboratory operators quickly sought to […] The post Department of Justice Recovers $1.8B from Medical Laboratory Owners and Others Accused of Alleged Healthcare Fraud During COVID-19 Pandemic appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Proof of Concept Study Demonstrates Machine Learning and AI Can Identify Cancer Cells Based on pH Levels; May Have Applications in Surgical Pathology
The new method employs a pH sensitive dye and AI algorithms to ‘distinguish between cells originating from normal and cancerous tissue, as well as among different types of cancer’ the researchers said Might a pH-sensitive dye in tandem with an image analysis solution soon be used to identify cancerous cells within blood samples as well […] The post Proof of Concept Study Demonstrates Machine Learning and AI Can Identify Cancer Cells Based on pH Levels; May Have Applications in Surgical Pathology appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Theranos Founder and Former CEO Elizabeth Holmes ’ Federal Criminal Fraud Trial Finally Is Under Way in California
Court documents show Holmes’ defense strategy includes accusing ex-boyfriend and former COO Balwani of ‘intimate partner abuse’ that impacted her ‘state of mind’ It has started! The long-awaited criminal trial of former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes is underway in a federal courthouse in Silicon Valley. Across the profession of medical laboratory medicine, there is keen […] The post Theranos Founder and Former CEO Elizabeth Holmes’ Federal Criminal Fraud Trial Finally Is Under Way in California appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Scientists Identify Growing Number of COVID-19 Variants, But Not All Clinical Laboratories Have the Capability to Test for Variants
Fear that immunity-resistant mutations of SARS-CoV-2 will emerge are real and the scientific community is paying close attention Detection of an increasing number of new variants of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus raises the possibility that a new strain of COVID-19 might emerge that brings new problems to the management of the pandemic. Public health officials and […] The post Scientists Identify Growing Number of COVID-19 Variants, But Not All Clinical Laboratories Have the Capability to Test for Variants appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Dey Laboratory Research Finds Bile Acids Affect Gut Motility and the Human Microbiome, Insights That May Lead to New Clinical Laboratory Tests
These new findings may affect how microbiology labs and physicians diagnose and treat several gastrointestinal conditions Once again, a research effort has teased out new insights into the role the human microbiome plays in our digestive processes. Microbiologist and medical laboratory managers will be interested to learn that, according to the study team, specific microbes […] The post Dey Laboratory Research Finds Bile Acids Affect Gut Motility and the Human Microbiome, Insights That May Lead to New Clinical Laboratory Tests appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Forbes Ranks Epic ’s Judith Faulkner the Richest Woman in Healthcare in Its 2021 List of 100 Richest Self-Made Women in US
Within the in vitro diagnostics and clinical laboratory space, Bio-Rad’s Alice Schwartz and 23andMe’s Anne Wojcicki also were recognized by Forbes At $6.5 billion net worth, Forbes, in its 2021 list of the 100 richest self-made women in the US, ranked Judith Faulkner, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Epic Systems Corp., in second place […] The post Forbes Ranks Epic’s Judith Faulkner the Richest Woman in Healthcare in Its 2021 List of 100 Richest Self-Made Women in US appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Large Dutch Survey Shines Light on Fraud and Questionable Research Practices in Medical Studies Published in Scientific Journals
About half of nearly 7,000 respondents admitted to sloppy practices, which suggests that pathologists and clinical lab professionals may want to be skeptical about the findings of many papers published in medical journals It may surprise pathologists and medical laboratory professionals to learn that as many as 10% of surveyed authors of published scientific papers […] The post Large Dutch Survey Shines Light on Fraud and Questionable Research Practices in Medical Studies Published in Scientific Journals appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 30, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice International Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Resources Laboratory Testing Adam Marcus Amsterdam University Medical Center anatomic pathology AUMC clinical laboratory clinical patholog Source Type: news

SUNY Upstate Medical University and NUAIR Complete Trial Delivery Service of Medical Supplies on Campus Using Unmanned Drones
Goal of university’s yearlong CHURP test was to validate the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly known as drones, in the delivery of medical supplies across SUNY’s campus Just as hospital systems worldwide are exploring the feasibility of using drone technology to deliver clinical laboratory specimens and medical supplies between healthcare settings and medical […] The post SUNY Upstate Medical University and NUAIR Complete Trial Delivery Service of Medical Supplies on Campus Using Unmanned Drones appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 27, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: International Laboratory News Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Resources 107.39 Operations Over Human Beings waiver anatomic pathology beyond-visual-line-of-si Source Type: news

Ireland ’s ‘CervicalCheck’ Cancer Screening Program Remains Plagued by Controversy Despite Reform Efforts
Two US clinical laboratories providing testing for the problem-laden program have been targets of lawsuits from women who allege their smear test results were misread In Ireland, the nation’s health service continues to deal with the consequences from problems with its “CervicalCheck” service that is designed to provide timely screening for the early detection of […] The post Ireland’s ‘CervicalCheck’ Cancer Screening Program Remains Plagued by Controversy Despite Reform Efforts appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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New AI-based Digital Pathology Platform Scheduled to Roll Out across Europe Promises Faster Time to Diagnosis, Increased Accuracy, while Improving Pathologists ’ Work Lives
As the worldwide demand for histopathology services increases faster than the increase in the number of anatomic pathologist and histopathologists, a DP platform that suggests courses of treatments may be a boon to cancer diagnostics Europe may become Ground Zero for the widespread adoption of whole-slide imaging (WSI), digital pathology (DP) workflow, and the use […] The post New AI-based Digital Pathology Platform Scheduled to Roll Out across Europe Promises Faster Time to Diagnosis, Increased Accuracy, while Improving Pathologists’ Work Lives appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 23, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Clinical Laboratory/Pathology Automation, Analyzers, Testing Systems Digital Pathology Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Molecular Diagnostics, Genetic Testing, Whole Gene Sequencing Precision M Source Type: news

UK Continues to Use Innova ’s SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test Despite Recall and FDA Warning Letter
FDA cites ‘risk of false results’ and concerns about labeling and ‘performance claims’ in its official warning letter to Innova, a company with connections to Chinese firms By many standards, the US government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been phenomenal. However, the many emergency use authorizations (EUAs) awarded by the US federal Food and […] The post UK Continues to Use Innova’s SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test Despite Recall and FDA Warning Letter appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 20, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: International Laboratory News Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Molecular Diagnostics, Genetic Testing, Whole Gene Sequencing Precision Medicine anatomic pathology Charles Huang PhD clini Source Type: news

Another Milestone for CRISPR-Cas9 Technology: First Trial Data for Treatment Delivered Intravenously
Unlike most other CRISPR/Cas-9 therapies that are ex vivo treatments in which cells are modified outside the body, this study was successful with an in vivo treatment Use of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology for therapeutic purposes can be a boon for clinical laboratories. Not only is this application a step forward in the march toward […] The post Another Milestone for CRISPR-Cas9 Technology: First Trial Data for Treatment Delivered Intravenously appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 18, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Clinical Laboratory Middleware, Informatics, Analytics Digital Pathology Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Resources Molecular Diagnostics, Genetic Testing, Whole Gene Sequencing Pr Source Type: news

Ransomware Strikes Hospitals, Clinical Laboratories, and Medical Clinics without Warning and Is Now a Major Threat to all Healthcare Organizations
Across the nation, healthcare attorneys and others report that ransomware attacks are happening weekly, and that once providers’ data systems are encrypted, they have few options to regain control of their information systems Ransomware is now the single biggest threat to your hospital, clinical laboratory, and anatomic pathology group’s ability to operate a viable business. […] The post Ransomware Strikes Hospitals, Clinical Laboratories, and Medical Clinics without Warning and Is Now a Major Threat to all Healthcare Organizations appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Discovery That Modern Humans Aren ’t Especially Unique, Genetically Speaking, May Lead to Improved Precision Medicine Diagnostics and Therapeutics
Of interest to clinical pathologists is the finding that sequencing the genomes of Humans and Neanderthals revealed a link between severity of COVID-19 infections and Neanderthal DNA Genetic scientists from the University of California Santa Cruz have learned that just 7%—or less—of our DNA is unique to the human species, with the remainder of our […] The post Discovery That Modern Humans Aren’t Especially Unique, Genetically Speaking, May Lead to Improved Precision Medicine Diagnostics and Therapeutics appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 13, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Digital Pathology International Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Molecular Diagnostics, Genetic Testing, Whole Gene Sequencing Precision Medicine AAAS American Association for the Advancement of Science anatomic path Source Type: news