The Alberta government has cancelled the $595-million Edmonton superlab project, saying it plans to invest health-care dollars elsewhere in the system.
The United Conservative Party, which formed government in April, had promised to cancel the project as part of its election platform.
Overtesting is common, often occurring as “shotgun” testing. To strengthen testing culture, the authors advocate for a practical stepwise solution: defining best practice, disseminating information, integrating decision support at the point of care, and ongoing work to identify novel methods of practice and/or institutional change.
Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes' criminal fraud trial for allegedly misleading investors as well doctors and patients about her blood-testing company is scheduled to start next summer.
A federal judge at the U.S. District Court in San Jose set a trial date for Aug, 4, 2020, for Holmes and her former No. 2 at the defunct company, Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, during a status hearing.
The new technique, dubbed DNA microscopy, uses only a pipette and liquid reagents. Rather than monitoring photons, here the team relies on “bar codes” that chemically tag onto biomolecules. Like cell phone towers, the tags amplify, broadcasting their signals outward.
New research has found that cannnabidiol is active against gram-positive bacteria, including those responsible for many serious infections (such as Staphyloccocus aureus and Streptococcus pneumoniae), with potency similar to that of established antibiotics such as vancomycin or daptomycin.
Scientists have taken a common, yet laborious lab test and redesigned it to be performed in small 3D printed pipette tips used to measure and transfer fluids in the laboratory.
People with chronic diseases like arthritis, diabetes and heart disease may one day forego the daily regimen of pills and, instead, receive a scheduled dosage of medication through a grape-sized implant that is remotely controlled.
Growth in the number of microhospitals in the U.S. is creating revenue-generating opportunities for clinical laboratories, including the provision of molecular testing and other esoteric services.
Microhospitals are filling the care gap between retail clinics and urgent care centers and larger hospitals by offering many critically needed medical services in smaller footprints in geographies where there isn't enough demand for large inpatient facilities.
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