UK Researchers Believe Somatic Mutations Play Vital Role in Aging, Longevity, and Death
Understanding why some mutations impair normal bodily functions and contribute to cancer may lead to new clinical laboratory diagnostics New insight into the human genome may help explain the ageing process and provide clues to improving human longevity that can be useful to clinical laboratories and researchers developing cancer diagnostics. A recent study conducted at […] The post UK Researchers Believe Somatic Mutations Play Vital Role in Aging, Longevity, and Death appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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CMS Pauses Plans to Limit Public Knowledge of Medical and Surgical Harm at Hospitals During COVID-19 Pandemic
Healthcare industry watchdog Group Leapfrog says that if CMS suppresses the data “all of us will be in the dark on which hospitals put us most at risk” For some time, hospitals and clinical laboratories have struggled with transparency regulation when it comes to patient outcomes, test prices, and costs. So, it is perplexing that […] The post CMS Pauses Plans to Limit Public Knowledge of Medical and Surgical Harm at Hospitals During COVID-19 Pandemic appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Medical Laboratories Respond to Monkeypox Outbreak Using CDC-Developed Diagnostic Test
The federal agency shipped tests to five commercial clinical laboratory companies, augmenting efforts by public health labs Medical laboratories in the US are ramping up their efforts to respond to an outbreak of monkeypox that has been spreading around the globe. Microbiologists and clinical laboratory scientists will be interested to learn that this infectious agent—which […] The post Medical Laboratories Respond to Monkeypox Outbreak Using CDC-Developed Diagnostic Test appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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International Team of Scientists Use Genetic Testing to Solve Centuries-Old Mystery of Black Death ’s Origin
DNA analysis of early plague victims pinpoints Black Death’s start on Silk Road trading communities in mountain region of what is now modern-day Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia Microbiologists and clinical laboratory scientists will likely find it fascinating that an international team of scientists may have solved one of history’s greatest mysteries—the origin of the bubonic […] The post International Team of Scientists Use Genetic Testing to Solve Centuries-Old Mystery of Black Death’s Origin appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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New Study on Hospital Pricing by Houston Business Group Highlights Gaps Between Medicare and Private Insurance Payments
Employer group in Houston plans to use the numbers to pressure lawmakers for policy changes involving how hospitals and health plans price their services Clinical laboratory leaders will probably not be surprised to learn that wide disparities exist between what Medicare pays hospitals and what is paid by private insurers and employers. That’s according to […] The post New Study on Hospital Pricing by Houston Business Group Highlights Gaps Between Medicare and Private Insurance Payments appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Theranos Whistleblower Tyler Shultz Publicly Denounces LDT ‘Loophole’ that the Disgraced Blood-testing Company Exploited
Shultz and fellow whistleblower Erika Cheung spoke to clinical laboratory scientists and attendees at the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting in Chicago Two whistleblowers who raised concerns about the accuracy of Theranos’ blood test results offered thought-provoking comments on how the maligned company operated within current requirements for clinical laboratory-developed tests (LDTs) during last week’s American […] The post Theranos Whistleblower Tyler Shultz Publicly Denounces LDT ‘Loophole’ that the Disgraced Blood-testing Company Exploited appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Animal Healthcare Company Zoetis Completes Acquisition of Basepaws, a Company That Sells At-home DNA Testing Kits for Cats
Genetic testing for the health and wellbeing of beloved pets is not unlike clinical laboratory testing to develop personalized treatments for humans Clinical laboratory professionals know that the same patients who complain about a $10 copay for their own laboratory testing will happily pay veterinarians tons of cash to test and treat their beloved pets. […] The post Animal Healthcare Company Zoetis Completes Acquisition of Basepaws, a Company That Sells At-home DNA Testing Kits for Cats appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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UK Researchers Using Genetic Sequencing to Study Convergent Evolution Determine Molecular Data Superior to Morphology in Determining Evolutionary Relationships
Discovery calls into question accuracy of traditional methods for developing evolutionary trees of animals Can a type of shrew be more related to an elephant than to other shrews? According to researchers at Milner Center for Evolution at the University of Bath (UB) in the United Kingdom, it’s possible, and their genetic study into convergent […] The post UK Researchers Using Genetic Sequencing to Study Convergent Evolution Determine Molecular Data Superior to Morphology in Determining Evolutionary Relationships appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Two Georgia Hospitals First to Be Fined by CMS for Failure to Comply with Hospital Price Transparency Law
Nearly two years after passage of price transparency law, only a small number of the nation’s hospitals are fully compliant, according to two separate reports Price transparency is a major trend in the US healthcare system. Yet, hospitals, physicians, clinical laboratories, and other providers have been reticent to design their websites so it is easy […] The post Two Georgia Hospitals First to Be Fined by CMS for Failure to Comply with Hospital Price Transparency Law appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Scientists in Italy Sequence DNA of Man Who Died in Mount Vesuvius Eruption at Pompeii in 79 AD
It’s the latest example of how genetic technologies have advanced to the point where DNA can be extracted and sequencing from human remains that are thousands of years old, often generating new insights that can benefit clinical laboratory testing How might an individual in Pompeii who died in the famous Mount Vesuvius volcanic eruption of […] The post Scientists in Italy Sequence DNA of Man Who Died in Mount Vesuvius Eruption at Pompeii in 79 AD appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 22, 2022 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: International Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Molecular Diagnostics, Genetic Testing, Whole Gene Sequencing Adrian Targett anatomic pathology Campania Cheddar Man clinical laboratory Dark Daily dark intelligence Source Type: news

Supply Chain Shortages Threaten Medical Imaging Testing While Clinical Laboratories Face Scarcity of Blood Collection Specimen Tubes
From infant formula to contrast dye for CT scans, ongoing healthcare product shortages highlight continuing US supply chain and manufacturing issues Medical laboratory directors and pathologists have firsthand knowledge of COVID-19 pandemic-driven supply chain issues, having faced backlogs for everything from pipettes and transport media to personal protective equipment (PPE). But the latest shortage impacting […] The post Supply Chain Shortages Threaten Medical Imaging Testing While Clinical Laboratories Face Scarcity of Blood Collection Specimen Tubes appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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New Report Reveals That Medicare Part A Fund May Be Tapped Out By 2028, Triggering Calls for Congress to Address This Problem
Experts say it is time to change Medicare financing, even as large numbers of baby boomers continue to enroll in the program each year Medicare’s fund for payment of inpatient hospital care is expected to be tapped out in 2028. That’s according to a new report from Trustees of the Federal Hospital Insurance and Federal […] The post New Report Reveals That Medicare Part A Fund May Be Tapped Out By 2028, Triggering Calls for Congress to Address This Problem appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Walmart ’s Health and Wellness Chief Discusses Retail Giant’s Move to Healthcare/Telehealth Provider, a Step with Implications for Clinical Laboratory Testing
Retail giant now has primary care clinics at stores in five states, but the rollout has not gone smoothly Healthcare is increasingly being driven by consumerism and one clear sign of this trend is Walmart’s ambitious plan to open health clinics at its retail locations. The retail giant set its plans in motion in 2019 […] The post Walmart’s Health and Wellness Chief Discusses Retail Giant’s Move to Healthcare/Telehealth Provider, a Step with Implications for Clinical Laboratory Testing appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Tale of Two Trials: Unlike Ex-Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes, COO/President Ramesh ‘Sunny’ Balwani Found Guilty of All Charges
Balwani’s legal team opted not to have their client testify in his own defense and called only two witnesses, while Holmes’s defense team offered jurors the opportunity to hear her testimony Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani dreamed of revolutionizing the clinical laboratory blood-testing industry with their now defunct Theranos Edison device, which they claimed […] The post Tale of Two Trials: Unlike Ex-Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes, COO/President Ramesh ‘Sunny’ Balwani Found Guilty of All Charges appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Kaufman Hall Study Concludes Operating Margins are Declining in Nation ’s Hospitals and Health Systems during 2022, a finding with implications for Hospital Laboratories
Clinical laboratory managers and pathology group leaders may want to pay closer attention to shrinking hospital margins and whether this may put pressure on hospital laboratory budgets Financial performance of the nation’s hospitals and health systems continues to disappoint hospital leaders. For the fourth consecutive month this year, hospital operating margins have remained in the […] The post Kaufman Hall Study Concludes Operating Margins are Declining in Nation’s Hospitals and Health Systems during 2022, a finding with implications for Hospital Laboratories appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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