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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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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)
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Hospitals in United States and Germany Team Up with Matternet and UPS to Make Medical Laboratory Deliveries by Drone the New Normal
Service uses ‘hub-and-spoke’ routing model to provide rapid delivery of time-and-temperature-sensitive clinical laboratory specimens and supplies Drone delivery service in healthcare is beginning to take flight both here and abroad, with California-based Matternet launching medical drone delivery networks in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and Berlin, Germany. The successful use of unmanned aircraft to deliver patient specimens […] The post Hospitals in United States and Germany Team Up with Matternet and UPS to Make Medical Laboratory Deliveries by Drone the New Normal appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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MIT ’s New Nanoparticle-based Technology Detects Cancer by Using a Multimodal Combination of Urine Tests and Medical Imaging
Use of such precision diagnostics offer ‘early detection, localization, and the opportunity to monitor response to therapy,’ say the MIT scientists Oncologists and medical laboratory scientists know that most clinical laboratory tests currently used to diagnose cancer are either based on medical imaging technologies—such as CT scans and mammography—or on molecular diagnostics that detect cancer […] The post MIT’s New Nanoparticle-based Technology Detects Cancer by Using a Multimodal Combination of Urine Tests and Medical Imaging appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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NIH ’s All-of-Us Research Program Offers Free Genetic Testing to Increase Diversity of Its Database
All-of-Us program is free to participants and provides data to more than 800 research studies for cancer, COVID-19, Alzheimer’s, and other diseases; findings will lead to new biomarkers for clinical laboratory tests It is hard to say no to free. At least that is what the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is counting on to […] The post NIH’s All-of-Us Research Program Offers Free Genetic Testing to Increase Diversity of Its Database appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Genetic Test Company 23andMe Completes Merger with Richard Branson ’s VG Acquisition Corp., Stock Now Trades on NASDAQ
23andMe executives say they plan to leverage their database of millions of customer genotypes ‘to help accelerate personalized healthcare at scale,’ a key goal of precision medicine In what some financial analysts believe may be an indication that popularity of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing among customers who seek info on their ethnic background and genetic […] The post Genetic Test Company 23andMe Completes Merger with Richard Branson’s VG Acquisition Corp., Stock Now Trades on NASDAQ appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Australia Launches Pilot Preventative Cancer Screening Program That Offers Low-cost DNA Genetic Testing to Healthy Adults Between Ages 18 to 40
Studies into use of population-level genomic cancer screening show promising results while indicating that such testing to find evidence of increased cancer risk among non-symptomatic people may be beneficial In another example of a government health system initiating a program designed to proactively identify people at risk for a serious disease to allow early clinical […] The post Australia Launches Pilot Preventative Cancer Screening Program That Offers Low-cost DNA Genetic Testing to Healthy Adults Between Ages 18 to 40 appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Researchers in Germany Sequence Genome of Bubonic Plague Bacteria Taken from Remains of Man who Lived More than 5,000 Years Ago
Advancements in genetic sequencing continue to enable microbiologists and genetic scientists to explore the origins and mutations of deadly diseases Microbiologists and researchers can now study the gene sequence of 5,000-year-old bubonic plague bacteria. The scientific team that achieved this feat of gene sequencing believes this is the oldest case of the ancient strain of […] The post Researchers in Germany Sequence Genome of Bubonic Plague Bacteria Taken from Remains of Man who Lived More than 5,000 Years Ago appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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OIG Report Finds Management Deficiencies at VA Hospital Kept Alcohol-Impaired Pathologist on the Job
VA Office of Inspector General recommends changes in management processes after doctor is sentenced to long federal prison term In a compelling report, the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) found that a host of management failures and “deficiencies in the facility’s quality management processes” at an Arkansas VA hospital […] The post OIG Report Finds Management Deficiencies at VA Hospital Kept Alcohol-Impaired Pathologist on the Job appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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CDC Announces Presence of Rare, Tropical Illness in Three Non-adjacent States and Genetic Testing Indicates There May Be a Common Source of Exposure
Microbiologists will want to take note of the CDC’s statement that the illness can masquerade as other diseases It is the latest example of a bacterium uncommon in the United States that has infected patients in this country—one of whom has died. The three infected patients live in separate states, but genetic analysis indicates their […] The post CDC Announces Presence of Rare, Tropical Illness in Three Non-adjacent States and Genetic Testing Indicates There May Be a Common Source of Exposure appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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