Providing Age-Friendly Care to Address Health Equity
Providing age-friendly care means knowing how best to meet the needs of your older adult patients. One health system adapted the 4Ms (What Matters, Medication, Mentation, and Mobility) to add Malnutrition.
CRISPR Reveals Surprising Ways Neurons Survive Oxidative Stress
Researchers' new technique and database will help create a picture of gene function in disease across the entire spectrum of human cells
New Study Launched to Understand COVID impact on Mental Health in Parents and Babies
A new study, by a team of researchers from the University of Cambridge, The Cambridge University Hospitals Trust and the University of Oxford, will explore how COVID has impacted early human development.
How Data Analytics Improves Operational Performance at Clinical Labs
Labs are using increasingly sophisticated approaches to data analytics to improve their operations. Many labs are using descriptive analytics to interpret what has already happened, while also monitoring key performance indicators (KPIs) as they move forward.
A New Test Accurately Distinguishes between Bacterial and Viral Infections
A new test can distinguish between bacterial and viral respiratory infections better than procalcitonin, according to a recent study published in Critical Care Medicine. Providing results in about 45 minutes, the new test could be used at the point of care to help clinicians determine the cause of an infection, with the goal of reducing unnecessary antibiotic use.
Three Strategies to Make Labs More Sustainable
To date, most laboratory sustainability efforts have focused on reducing the environmental impact of science and making those efforts economically viable. Though these efforts have been valuable, true sustainability should also consider people and communities impacted by the research enterprise, and drive changes for how researchers conduct science.
Gene Sequencing of COVID-19 Outbreak in Minnesota School System Guides Public Health Officials in Slowing Spread of the SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus
Genomic sequencing played a major role in tracking a SARS-CoV-2 outbreak in a Minnesota school system. Understanding how and where the coronavirus was spreading helped local officials implement restrictions to help keep the public safe.
WHO Launches Global BioHub for Pathogen Storage, Sharing, and Analysis
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Swiss Confederation signed a Memorandum of Understanding to launch the first WHO BioHub Facility as part of the WHO BioHub System, which was announced in November 2020. This facility will enhance the rapid sharing of viruses and other pathogens between laboratories and partners globally.
Study Sheds New Light on the Memory Function of Sleep in Humans
While we sleep, the brain produces particular activation patterns. When two of these patterns - slow oscillations and sleep spindles - gear into each other, previous experiences are reactivated.
International Research Teams Explore Genetic Effects of Chernobyl Radiation
In two landmark studies, researchers have used cutting-edge genomic tools to investigate the potential health effects of exposure to ionizing radiation, a known carcinogen, from the 1986 accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in northern Ukraine.
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