Minimally invasive mesothelioma diagnosis with lung fluid may be just as effective as a tissue biopsy.
That’s according to Australian mesothelioma researchers. Australia was once one of the biggest producers of asbestos and now has some of the highest mesothelioma rates in the world. It is also home to high-level mesothelioma research.
A new study has found that the sex or pregnancy history of red blood cell donors does not influence the risk of death among patients who receive their blood. The study adds to a growing body of literature examining whether blood donor characteristics such as sex, age, and pregnancy history affect the survival of transfused patients.
We previously have written about the human perspective regarding how laboratory managers can lead their staff through change. For this article, we want to take a deeper look into what type of organizational culture drives sustained change and explore systematic approaches that can be applied to the change-management process.
A major concern for clinical laboratory employees is exposure to biological agents during sample collection, contact with patients, or during laboratory analysis. Minimizing exposure begins with the implementation of an exposure control plan (ECP).
New York City’s health department on Wednesday unveiled the “Quickie Lab” at its Chelsea Express Sexual Health Clinic, a new system for gonorrhea and chlamydia tests that reduces the wait time for results from seven days to three hours.
University of Alberta research is giving the medical community better tools to combat viral pandemics like the escalating Ebola crisis in Central Africa.
After a gene-editing experiment in China last year, an international group of experts pushed back forcefully against the idea that science and the world are ready to edit the genome of human embryos. They suggested a moratorium that would give scientists time to create guidelines and standards for such work. That isn't stopping Russian biologist Denis Rebrikov, who runs an in vitro fertilization clinic and has announced his plans to genetically edit human embryos.
Knowing your enemy is an important principle of competition, and scientists may just have become more familiar with one nasty stomach virus.
Closeup looks at several strains of norovirus reveal that the vomit- and diarrhea-inducing virus can come in a variety of sizes.
A new report from the Coalition for Safe and Effective Pain Management (CSEPM) highlights possible solutions to Canada's opioid crisis. The report's authors believe that optimizing safe and effective non-pharmacological treatments could reduce the use of opioids as a first-line treatment for non-cancer pain.
Having a child with a developmental disorder can cause parents to worry about the outcome of further pregnancies. In cases where the genetic mutation causing the disorder is not present in either parent it is assumed to be a one-off event with a very small chance of recurrence. But in some families, the risk of having another affected child is as high as 50%.
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