Predicting ‘Long COVID Syndrome’ with Help of a Smartphone App
As devastating as this pandemic has been, it’s truly inspiring to see the many innovative ways in which researchers around the world have enlisted the help of everyday citizens to beat COVID-19.
How Accurate Are Commercial Rapid COVID-19 Tests?
Cochrane, a global independent network that gathers and summarizes the best evidence from research to help inform health decision-making, has published an updated systematic review assessing rapid tests for the detection of SARS-CoV-2 infection (COVID-19).
Clinical Laboratory Scientist in British Columbia Gets Recognition for Identifying the Province’s First Case of COVID-19
Medical technologists (MTs) and clinical laboratory scientists (CLSs) are the foundation of every successful clinical laboratory. But they seldom make the news.
Glycans Are Crucial in COVID-19 Infection, Research Finds
A research group at the RIKEN Center for Computational Science (R-CCS) has found that glycans—sugar molecules—play an important role in the structural changes that take place when the virus which causes COVID-19 invades human cells.
Preanalytical Automation in the Clinical Lab
Manual processing of blood samples is error prone and labor intensive. Automation can help
Concert Genetics, XIFIN, Bruce Quinn, MD, PhD, and The Dark Report to Update Clinical Laboratory Professionals on the State of the Genetic Testing Marketplace
It may surprise many pathologists and clinical laboratory managers to learn that the market for genetic testing is robust and growing swiftly, even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lack of Diversity in Genomic Databases May Affect Therapy Selection and Outcomes
Low representation of minority groups in public genomic databases may affect therapy selection for Black patients with cancer, according to new Mayo Clinic research published in npj Precision Oncology.
Integrated Data Collection Helps Optimize Labs
Remote monitoring systems are used in laboratories to safeguard equipment, maintain the quality of inventory, and ensure the security of sensitive data.
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