Clinical Laboratory and Pathology Leaders in Canada Gather to Assess New Diagnostic Technologies and Respond to the Acute Shortage of Medical Technologists
There was cautious optimism about the ability of Canada’s medical laboratories to innovate in ways that advance patient care, while recognizing the ongoing challenge of adequate lab staffing and budget constraints
Black Death shaped evolution of immunity genes, setting course for how we respond to disease today
Using DNA extracted from teeth of people who died before, during and after the Black Death pandemic, an international team of researchers were able to identify genetic differences that dictated who survived and who died from the virus.
Antibiotic resistance linked to household products
Researchers were surprised to find that the majority of antibacterial activity of the could be directly linked to one chemical, triclosan.
New Tech Aims to Reduce Racial Disparities in Blood Measurements
A team at University of Texas (UT) at Arlington illustrate how a new device measures hemoglobin more accurately in individuals with darker skin pigmentations.
Artificial Intelligence Methods May Replace Histochemical Staining
Improving pathology workflows using a new deep learning-based virtual staining framework
Green tea catechins and resveratrol display neuroprotective properties in Alzheimer's models
In a recent study published in the journal Free Radical Biology and Medicine, researchers screened for neuroprotective compounds against Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
WHO Releases First-Ever List of Health-Threatening Fungi
The list catalogues 19 fungi that represent a public health threat. See also: link to the original WHO report.
NIR spectroscopy to estimate Noninvasive Intracranial Pressure
Noninvasive ICP monitoring methods exist, but they suffer from poor accuracy, lack of generalizability, or high cost. This study aims to resolve those issues to improve patient treatment.
Limitations of DNA Biomarkers for Detecting Early-Stage Oropharynx Cancers
TTMV-HPV DNA levels are often undetectable in patients without neck masses
The Wild Way Elizabeth Holmes And Theranos Tricked Joe Biden
Despite all of the exposés, shows, and podcasts, one of the biggest questions followers of the Theranos case have is how Holmes and Balwani were able to fool so many people.
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