In March, April Abbott dragged a hospital bed into her office at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Ind. In the nine months since, she has slept in it a half-dozen times while working overnight in her clinical microbiology laboratory, where a team of some 40 scientists toils around the clock running coronavirus tests.
Cleaning surfaces with hydrogen peroxide-based disinfectants has the potential to pollute the air and pose a health risk, according to research led by University of Saskatchewan (USask).
Precision Biomonitoring announced today it has received Health Canada approval for its ready-to-use thermostable SARS-CoV-2 TRIPLELOCK™ Test Strips for use across Canada.
With increased testing demands during the current COVID-19 pandemic, many labs are running overtime to be able to process COVID-19 tests.
Most labs are subject to guidelines and requirements of one sort or another, including ISO standards for non-regulated labs.
A study led by researchers at the National Institutes of Health has made a surprising connection between frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), two disorders of the nervous system, and the genetic mutation normally understood to cause Huntington’s disease.
A new genetic risk factor for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or motor neuron disease as it is also known, which if treated could halt or prevent the degenerative condition, has been identified in so-called 'junk DNA' by scientists at the University of Sheffield. The newly discovered genetic changes are present in up to one percent of ALS patients.
Clinical laboratories have adapted to many changes in the past decade and the increased demand for home healthcare is one of them. Thus, predictions from the US federal Government Accountability Office (GAO) that the number of home care jobs in the US will grow by 40% in the next 10 years will be of interest to medical laboratory managers.
The immune system fights bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens by utilizing several types of T cells, all of which have receptors that are specific to particular antigens.
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