Canada Celebrates National Medical Laboratory Week
From April 9–15, 2023, Canada celebrated incredible health professionals during National Medical Laboratory Week (Lab Week). This national celebration is a time to recognize the valuable contributions that medical laboratory technologists (MLTs) and medical laboratory assistants (MLAs) make to patient care every single day.
Precision magnetics could be game-changer for therapy-resistant brain cancers
New mechanical nanosurgery approach developed by SickKids and U of T researchers uses nanotechnology and precision magnetics to destroy tumour cells.
Will ChatGPT Replace Computational Materials Scientists?
While it is still far from perfect, programs like ChatGPT could prove valuable for many fields, including computational materials science
Saskatchewan scientists developing vaccines to protect birds and humans from avian flu
H5N1 has killed or infected 7.2M birds since 2021: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Regulation of vaping products in Quebec
The Canadian Cancer Society commends the Government of Quebec for banning flavours in e-cigarettes and for other regulatory measures governing vaping.
Metagenomic Sequencing: New Tool for AMR Prediction in Bloodstream Infections
Metagenomic sequencing can provide rapid and actionable antimicrobial resistance predictions to treat bloodstream infections much faster than conventional laboratory tests and has the potential to save lives and better manage the use of antibiotics, according to new research presented at this year’s European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Could laughter yoga be a therapeutic approach for type 2 diabetic glycemic control?
A recent study published in the Frontiers in Endocrinology Journal investigated the effects of laughter yoga on glycemic control in people with type 2 diabetes.
US Army’s Only Deployable Medical Laboratory Highlights Its Mission during Trip to Poland
Clinical laboratory professionals may be surprised to learn that the US Army has a deployable medical laboratory that is equipped to perform the same menu of basic lab tests as their labs here in the United States, but in support of army units deployed in the field. At the same time, the Army’s deployable medical lab has the added responsibility of testing for infectious diseases and chemicals/agents that could be used by terrorists or enemy forces.
Understanding the Chemistry of Wildfire Smoke in Wine
As climate change leads to increased number of wildfires, these findings are useful for winemakers
Researchers evaluated the effect of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on internet gaming disorder.
Scientists say that moderate use of internet games can be fun and reduce stress, improving the ability to learn by sharpening cognitive skills. In excess, though, gaming may ruin the musculoskeletal balance, cause depression and poor sleep habits, reduce academic skills and prevent optimal achievement in these fields, cause eating habits to change. Moreover, it poses the risk of addiction and can decrease the quality of life.
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