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)
Source: Dark Daily - August 4, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jillia Schlingman Tags: Digital Pathology Lab and Pathology Mergers, Acquisitions, Valuations Laboratory Mergers and Acquisitions Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Molecular Diagnostics, Genetic Testing, Whole Gene Sequencing Precision Medicin Source Type: news

Women ’ s Preventive Health Service Use Down in 2020
Findings show persistent decline by 20 to 30 percent for birth control, cancer screening, sexually transmitted infection screening (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 3, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Nanotech device can detect risk for serious complication during pregnancy
Researchers from UCLA and Cedars-Sinai have developed a new way to detect a potentially life-threatening condition that can occur during pregnancy.The condition, placenta accreta spectrum disorder, occurs when the placenta grows too deeply into the uterine wall and fails to detach from the uterus after childbirth. It can lead to significant blood loss during pregnancy and delivery, requiring blood transfusions and intensive care, and it can result in serious illness and infection and can even be fatal for the mother. The condition occurs in less than 0.5% of pregnancies.Currently, placenta accreta spectrum disorder is diag...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 3, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Cancer Screenings Disrupted During Pandemic at Federally Qualified Health Centers
Despite resumption of in - person screenings, catching up from COVID - 19 disruptions will be difficult (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 2, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

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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U.S. Medical Debt High, but Varies Geographically
Debt higher in the South, in lowest income ZIP codes, and in states without Medicaid expansion (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 30, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology, Pediatrics Source Type: news

COVID-19 Tied to Acceleration of Alzheimer's Pathology COVID-19 Tied to Acceleration of Alzheimer's Pathology
Researchers found higher levels of neurofilament light and other markers of brain injury in COVID patients with neurologic symptoms compared to COVID patients without neurologic symptoms.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - July 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

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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Five - Year Extended Hormone Therapy No Better in Breast Cancer
Findings compared with two years of extended adjuvant anastrozole in postmenopausal women with hormone - receptor - positive breast cancer (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 29, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

PET/CT may predict outcomes in lung cancer surgery
FDG-PET/CT can help identify lung cancer patients prior to surgery who may b...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: New PET tracer detects Alzheimer's disease pathology PET/CT shows promise predicting outcomes in head, neck cancer New PET tracer targets iron in cancer Total-body PET/CT scanner in the works FDG-PET identifies biomarkers in dementia with Lewy bodies (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 29, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CBC and Inflammatory Markers in Patients With/Without COVID-19 CBC and Inflammatory Markers in Patients With/Without COVID-19
This study detailed differences in CBC and other laboratory findings in patients with and without COVID-19 presenting to the emergency department. Which findings were associated with disease severity?American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Black Women ’ s Group Sues Johnson & amp; Johnson Over Baby Powder
Lawsuit claims that J&J targeted baby powder ads to Black women despite knowing it contained ingredients that could cause ovarian cancer (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 29, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Institutional, Source Type: news

Eliminating RNA-binding protein improves survival in aggressive leukemia
Removing a protein that is often overexpressed in a rare and aggressive subtype of leukemia can help to slow the cancer ’s development and significantly increase the likelihood of survival, according to a study in mice led by scientists at theUCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.The research,published today in the journal Leukemia, could aid in the development of targeted therapies for cancers that have high levels of the RNA-binding protein IGF2BP3 — especially acute lymphoblastic and myeloid leukemias that are characterized by chromosomal rearrangements in the mixed lineage leukemia (MLL) gene.In these ML...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 29, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Healthy Lifestyle May Offset Genetic Risk for Cancer
For men and women with high genetic risk, five - year cancer incidence down significantly with a favorable lifestyle (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 28, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

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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Neuroepigenetics of psychiatric disorders: Focus on lncRNA - Jov čevska I, Paska AV.
Understanding the pathology of psychiatric disorders is challenging due to their complexity and multifactorial origin. However, development of high-throughput technologies has allowed for better insight into their molecular signatures. Advancement of seque... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Changes in brain electrical activity according to post-traumatic stress symptoms in survivors of the Sewol Ferry disaster: a 1-year longitudinal study - Jin S, Shin C, Han C, Kim YK, Lee J, Jeon SW, Lee SH, Ko YH.
OBJECTIVE: The pathology of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with changes in brain structure and function, especially in the amygdala, medial prefrontal cortex, hippocampus, and insula. Survivors of tragic accidents often experience psyc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

First-line health care providers' reported knowledge of and referrals to speech-language pathologists for clients with mild traumatic brain injury - Knollman-Porter K, Brown JA, Wallace T, Spitz S.
PURPOSE People with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) may experience deficits in cognition or communication that go unnoticed by first-line health care providers (FHPs). Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) assess and treat these domains yet are often unde... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

PathAI acquires Memphis' Poplar Healthcare
Memphis-based Poplar Healthcare is joining forces with Boston ’s PathAI, a provider of artificial intelligence-powered technology for pathology services. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jason Bolton Source Type: news

Boston-based PathAI acquires Memphis' Poplar Healthcare
Memphis-based Poplar Healthcare is joining forces with Boston ’s PathAI, a provider of artificial intelligence-powered technology for pathology services. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jason Bolton Source Type: news

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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New PET tracer detects Alzheimer's disease pathology
A new PET tracer proved for the first time it can be used to identify brai...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Micro-PET/CT shows long-term Ritalin use safe in ADHD FDG-PET identifies biomarkers in dementia with Lewy bodies Tau PET bests amyloid PET, MRI in Alzheimer's prognostic study New PET tracer effective for imaging early Alzheimer's disease New PET tracer may show early pathology of Alzheimer's disease (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 26, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

PathAI adds lab services thanks to acquisition of Poplar Healthcare Management
The companies will combine their complementary pathology tools to leverage services for tech-enabled diagnostics, drug discovery and patient care.     (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 26, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

On-demand Video Service Hulu Gets Underway on TV Miniseries Documenting Rise and Fall of Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes
Six-episode show is based on popular ABC Radio podcast “The Dropout,” which focused on the three-year investigation that brought down clinical laboratory test developer Theranos While former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes awaits the start of her August 31 criminal fraud trial in a federal court in Northern California, one streaming video service is lining up […] The post On-demand Video Service Hulu Gets Underway on TV Miniseries Documenting Rise and Fall of Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology discusses updated American Cancer Society guidelines on cervical cancer screening
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Last year, the American Cancer Society (ACS) issued an updated set of guidelines for cervical cancer screening - emphasizing the shift toward screening with primary human papillomavirus (HPV) testing. While the ACS recommendation accounts for a transition period to implement primary HPV screening, additional factors should be considered to operationalize these guidelines, according to a special white paper in the July issue of the Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease (JLGTD), official journal of ASCCP. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 23, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

BRAF Mutation in Preoperative Thyroid FNA Specimens BRAF Mutation in Preoperative Thyroid FNA Specimens
Is preoperative BRAF testing useful in guiding the extent of lymph node dissection in papillary thyroid carcinoma?American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Parkinson's disease: How lysosomes become a hub for the propagation of the pathology
(Institut Pasteur) Over the last few decades, neurodegenerative diseases became one of the top 10 global causes of death. Researchers worldwide are making a strong effort to understand neurodegenerative diseases pathogenesis, which is essential to develop efficient treatments against these incurable diseases. A team of researchers found out the implication of lysosomes in the spread of Parkinson's disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cancer Researchers Use Astronomy Analysis Algorithms to Develop Platform for Locating and Examining Predictive Biomarkers in Tumors
Yet another example that technologies from non-medical fields continue to find their way into anatomic pathology and clinical laboratory medicine Anatomic pathologists and medical laboratory scientists may soon have new tools in the fight against cancer, thanks to researchers at the Mark Foundation Center for Advanced Genomics and Imaging at Johns Hopkins University and Bloomberg-Kimmel […] The post Cancer Researchers Use Astronomy Analysis Algorithms to Develop Platform for Locating and Examining Predictive Biomarkers in Tumors appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Multitarget Fecal Immunochemical Test Ups Diagnostic Accuracy
Cross - validated sensitivity improved with multitarget FIT compared with standard FIT test for advanced neoplasia and advanced adenoma (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 20, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Cancer Researchers Use Astronomy Analysis Algorithms to Develop Platform for Locating and Examining Predictive Biomarkers in Tumors
Yet another example that technologies from non-medical fields continue to find their way into anatomic pathology and clinical laboratory medicine Anatomic pathologists and medical laboratory scientists may soon have new tools in the fight against cancer, thanks to researchers at the Mark Foundation Center for Advanced Genomics and Imaging at Johns Hopkins University and Bloomberg-Kimmel […] The post Cancer Researchers Use Astronomy Analysis Algorithms to Develop Platform for Locating and Examining Predictive Biomarkers in Tumors appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Transperineal Prostate Biopsy Safe, Effective Under Local Anesthesia Transperineal Prostate Biopsy Safe, Effective Under Local Anesthesia
Transperineal prostate biopsy with local anesthesia is safe and achieved similar outcomes to sedation in detecting clinically significant cancer in a small retrospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - July 19, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Swiss Researchers Develop a Multi-omic Tumor Profiler to Inform Clinical Decision Support and Guide Precision Medicine Therapy for Cancer Patients
New biomarkers for cancer therapies derived from the research could usher in superior clinical laboratory diagnostics that identify a patient’s suitability for personalized drug therapies and treatments In another advancement toward accurate precision medicine, Swiss researchers from the University Hospitals of Zurich and Basel, ETH Zurich, the University of Zurich, and pharmaceutical company Roche have […] The post Swiss Researchers Develop a Multi-omic Tumor Profiler to Inform Clinical Decision Support and Guide Precision Medicine Therapy for Cancer Patients appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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US Department of Veterans Affairs ’ Million Veterans Program Receives Its 125,000th Whole Human Genome Sequence from Personalis Inc.
As many clinical laboratory scientists know, gene sequencing technology continues to become faster, more accurate, and less expensive per whole human genome sequenced In February, Dark Daily reported that Personalis, Inc. (NASDAQ:PSNL) had delivered its 100,000th whole human genome sequence to the US Department of Veterans Affairs Million Veterans Program (VA MVP). Now, the Menlo […] The post US Department of Veterans Affairs’ Million Veterans Program Receives Its 125,000th Whole Human Genome Sequence from Personalis Inc. appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Ruxolitinib Best for Glucocorticoid - Refractory, - Dependent GVHD
Overall response, failure - free survival, symptom response significantly greater with ruxolitinib versus control therapy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 15, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Namibia: Nurse Denies Forging Covid-19 Test Results
[Namibian] A NAMIBIA Institute of Pathology (NIP) employee accused of falsifying dozens of negative Covid-19 test results has told a magistrate she did not commit any crime. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Evaluation of a HDPCR Assay for the Detection of SARS-CoV-2 Evaluation of a HDPCR Assay for the Detection of SARS-CoV-2
This study compared a novel extraction-free high-definition PCR assay to traditional real-time PCR for the detection SARS-CoV-2 in upper respiratory specimens.American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Modified yeast inhibits fungal growth in plants
(University of California - Riverside) Engineers and plant pathologists at UC Riverside have developed a way to engineer a protein that blocks fungi from breaking down cell walls, as well as a way to produce this protein in quantity for external application as a natural fungicide. The work could lead to a new way of controlling plant disease that reduces reliance on conventional fungicides. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 15, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Laura Tafe, MD, Elected President of the Association for Molecular Pathology
Laura J. Tafe, MD, associate professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Geisel has been elected the president-elect of the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP). (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - July 14, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: NonPerson Geisel Web Service Acct Tags: News Press Release pathology Source Type: news

Laura Tafe Elected President of the Association for Molecular Pathology
Laura J. Tafe, MD, associate professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Geisel has been elected the president-elect of the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP). (Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School)
Source: News at Dartmouth Medical School - July 14, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Authors: NonPerson Geisel Web Service Acct Tags: News Press Release pathology Source Type: news

Mesenchymal Stem Cells in COVID-19 Mesenchymal Stem Cells in COVID-19
Might mesenchymal stem cells have a therapeutic role in critically ill patients suffering from COVID-19? This paper looks at the current state of research.Laboratory Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Australian Company Launches At-Home Genetic Test in the US That Claims to Identify a Person ’s ‘Risk’ for Contracting the SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus. But What Science Supports the Test’s Ability to Accurately Assess Risk?
Since all Americans have access to free COVID-19 vaccines, many pathologists and clinical lab managers will ask if this test is even necessary. Some experts say “maybe” Here’s another example of genetic test developers who are willing to push boundaries and sell a diagnostic test directly to consumers that has some diagnostic experts and pathologists […] The post Australian Company Launches At-Home Genetic Test in the US That Claims to Identify a Person’s ‘Risk’ for Contracting the SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus. But What Science Supports the Test’s Ability to Accurately Assess Risk...
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Perceived Financial Barriers Hinder Cervical Cancer Screening
72 percent of low - income, uninsured, or publicly insured women perceived financial barriers to screening (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 13, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Personality or pathology? Predictors of early substance use in first-year college students - Mitchell Ba BJ, Aurora Ba P, Coifman Phd KG.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the current study was to examine the dual role of personality and psychopathology in predicting substance use among first-year students. PARTICIPANTS: 103 first-semester undergraduate students were recruited via the university subject... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Executive War College on Clinical Laboratory and Pathology Management Returns in November with Emphasis on New Clinical and Financial Opportunities
Following a nearly two-year disruption due to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, pathologists and clinical laboratory professionals once again have an opportunity to gather and learn from each other It is good news that the daily number of new cases of COVID-19 continue declining here in the United States. That fact, and the growing number of vaccinations, […] The post Executive War College on Clinical Laboratory and Pathology Management Returns in November with Emphasis on New Clinical and Financial Opportunities appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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First actionable clock that predicts immunological health and chronic diseases of aging
(Buck Institute for Research on Aging) Researchers have created an inflammatory clock of aging (iAge) which measures inflammatory load and predicts multi-morbidity, frailty, immune health, cardiovascular aging and is also associated with exceptional longevity in centenarians. Utilizing deep learning, a form of AI, in studies of the blood immunome of 1001 people, researchers also identified a modifiable chemokine associated with cardiac aging which can be used for early detection of age-related pathology and provides a target for interventions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Swedish Researchers Develop Urine Test That Can Identify Asthma Types and Their Severity, Potentially Leading to Improved Precision Medicine Diagnostics
The study ‘shows that measurement using a urine test provides improved accuracy relative to other measurement methods, for example certain kinds of blood tests,’ a KI news release states Researchers at the Karolinska Institute (KI) in Sweden have developed a non-invasive urine-based test that can identify what type of asthma a patient has and its […] The post Swedish Researchers Develop Urine Test That Can Identify Asthma Types and Their Severity, Potentially Leading to Improved Precision Medicine Diagnostics appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
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Workplace hazards in forensic mortuaries in Saudi Arabia: a survey of forensic mortuary personnel - Madadin M, M Alkhattaf I, H Abutaki F, A Almarzooq M, A Alzahrani F, Al-Saif DM, Kharoshah MA, Alqurashi HM, Menezes RG.
Forensic mortuaries have always presented a potential threat to workers who come into contact with dead bodies. This research aims to identify hazards faced by forensic mortuary personnel, including forensic pathologists and technicians working in forensic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

How I Diagnose Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma How I Diagnose Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma
Diagnosis of angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma is challenging due to its wide clinical and histopathologic spectrum. Review its pathologic features and a path to accurate diagnosis in this paper.American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Behavioral, Biological Links Studied in Eating Disorders
Functional brain imaging used to assess brain reward response and ventral striatal - hypothalamic circuitry in young women with eating disorders (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 7, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Pathology, Psychiatry, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Cognitive, Functional Decline Detected Prior to Stroke
Patients with stroke have steeper declines in the 10 years before stroke compared with stroke - free controls (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 7, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pathology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news