Long waits for COVID-19 test results are due in part to a shortage of medical laboratory professionals in Canada, according to lab workers' associations and job vacancy data.
The Huo-Yan Air Lab has been produced by the Beijing Genomics Institute in collaboration with the company Etopia, have jointly designed a mobile, inflatable P2 level biosafety laboratory.
Clinical laboratories know full well that patients do not like being stuck by needles. And hospital administrators know that increasing the hospital’s patient-satisfaction scores is important for Medicare hospital accreditation.
Becton Dickinson (NYSE:BDX) yesterday announced a new point-of-care test that can detect antibodies in blood to confirm current or past exposure to COVID-19 in as little as 15 minutes.
Tumors release DNA into the blood even before they spread or lead to cancer. But other cell types also secrete this so-called cell-free DNA (cfDNA) in the blood. This makes it difficult to determine which cell-free DNA comes from tumors.
Among people who have never smoked, the risk for lung cancer was more than twice as high among those with COPD, as compared with those without COPD, according to a Korean study.
Autoimmunity, a condition in which the body's immune system reacts with components of its own cells, appears to be increasing in the United States, according to scientists at the National Institutes of Health and their collaborators.
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