Experts from Hong Kong said sustained novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) transmission is under way in China's largest cities, putting the world on the verge of a global epidemic, as China's official outbreak total climbed to nearly 3,000.
A day at the office for virologist Darryl Falzarano includes donning two layers of rubber gloves, a sealed body suit and an astronaut-like helmet, then taking a shower every time he steps outside the lab.
A security flaw in LabCorp’s website exposed thousands of medical documents, like test results containing sensitive health data.
"Houston, we have a (preanalytical) problem". That bold statement was made last year in the Journal of Laboratory and Precision Medicine. Although the authors noted that certain other diagnostic areas are even more error-prone than laboratory medicine, their key message was that the preanalytical phase is the most vulnerable part of the testing process because it is complex and manually intensive.
A newly-discovered part of our immune system could be harnessed to treat all cancers, say scientists. The Cardiff University team discovered a method of killing prostate, breast, lung and other cancers in lab tests.
The materials, produced by Dr Claire Corkhill and her team from the University of Sheffield’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering, in collaboration with scientists in Ukraine, can simulate the mixture of highly radioactive molten nuclear fuel and building materials that fuse together during a nuclear meltdown.
Digital therapeutics (DTx), a growing trend in life sciences technology, is emerging as a popular form of connected healthcare physicians can use to transform patient behavior and improve clinical outcomes. This development may create opportunities for IT-savvy clinical laboratories.
New data suggest that important features of the lung microbiome may predict ventilator-free days among critically ill, mechanically ventilated patients.