Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine (formerly AACC) Statement on Proposed FDA Rule on Laboratory Developed Tests

We at the Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine were disappointed to see the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) attempt to circumvent Congress with its new proposed rule to duplicate the regulation of laboratory developed tests by placing these tests under FDA authority, in addition to their current regulation under the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

ORNL to lead new center to create sustainable chemical industry processes

The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been selected to lead an Energy Earthshot Research Center, or EERC, focused on developing chemical processes that use sustainable methods instead of burning fossil fuels to radically reduce industrial greenhouse gas emissions to stem climate change and limit the crisis of a rapidly warming planet.

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and RWJBarnabas Health to Unveil Wide Range of Innovative Radiation Oncology Research at the 2023 ASTRO Annual Meeting

Physician-scientists from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and RWJBarnabas Health will present new, novel, and expansive radiation oncology data from their clinical research program at the 2023 American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) Annual Meeting, to be held in San Diego from October 1-4.

High cure rate, low toxicity maintained with shortened radiation treatment for intermediate risk prostate cancer, study finds

People with intermediate risk, localized prostate cancer can be treated as effectively using fewer and higher doses of radiation therapy delivered over five treatment sessions as they can with lower doses delivered over several weeks, a new phase III randomized trial suggests.

Can a roof’s material cool the outside air and lower energy demand?

To help understand how climate is affecting urban communities, researchers at Argonne examined different types of roofing materials and their impact on near-surface temperature and cooling energy demand through regional modeling in the Chicago area.

الداء البطني مقابل عدم تحمل الغلوتين: خبير مايو كلينك هيلثكير يوضح الفرق

مع ازدياد خيارات الطعام الخالي من الغلوتين، قد يصعُب تقرير ما إذا كان يجب إضافة الغلوتين إلى نظامك الغذائي أم لا. يقول الدكتور سرمد سامي، بكالوريوس الطب والجراحة، طبيب الجهاز الهضمي في مايو كلينك هيلثكير في لندن، أنه لا توجد ضرورة بالنسبة لمعظم الأشخاص لاستبعاد الأطعمة التي تحتوي على الغلوتين بشكل كامل، إذ لا توجد فائدة صحية مثبتة من وراء ذلك. ويشرح الدكتور سامي في هذا التنبيه السبب ويوضح الفرق بين حالتين طبيتين متعلقتين بالغلوتين هما: الداء البطني وعدم تحمل الغلوتين.

$3.3M grant awarded to UTHealth Houston to study digital patient-reported symptom monitoring tool for patients with head and neck cancer

A five-year, $3.3 million grant to study symptom management in patients with head and neck cancer has been awarded to researchers from UTHealth Houston by the National Cancer Institute (1R01CA282149), part of the National Institutes of Health.

Department of Energy Announces up to $500 Million for Basic Research to Advance the Frontiers of Science

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced up to $500 million in funding for basic research in support of DOE’s clean energy, economic, and national security goals.

Shutdowns, like elections, have winners and losers. Virginia Tech expert explains the optics and how it impacts elections.

The political optics of a government shutdown Shutdowns, like elections, have winners and losers. Virginia Tech public relations expert Cayce Myers says the perception of who caused the shutdown and who didn’t frequently becomes part of a larger political narrative…

Research Highlights for September 2023

Huntsman Cancer Institute shines the spotlight on new discoveries and cutting-edge cancer research. This month, researchers found that increasing access for Black people with prostate cancer may save lives. Also, the first patient in a new small cell lung cancer clinical trial has been enrolled, researchers are using an app to help adolescents and young adults manage cancer symptoms, and investigators are trying to reduce cognitive side-effects after chemotherapy.

New UAH climate model provides data-driven answer to major goal of climate research

A new research study from The University of Alabama in Huntsville, a part of the University of Alabama System, addresses a central question of climate change research: how much warming can be expected from adding carbon dioxide to the atmosphere through fossil fuel burning and other activities as standards of living increase around the world?UAH Earth System Science Center Research Scientist Dr.

DOE Announces $264 Million for Basic Research in Support of Energy Earthshots™

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $264 million in funding for 29 projects to develop solutions for the scientific challenges underlying DOE’s Energy Earthshots™ Initiative to advance clean energy technologies within the decade. The funding will support 11 new Energy Earthshot Research Centers led by DOE National Laboratories and 18 university research teams addressing one or more of the Energy Earthshots™ that are focused on six different areas, including industrial decarbonization, carbon storage, and offshore wind. The Department launched the Energy Earthshots Initiative to spur decarbonization efforts that will help the United States meet President Biden’s ambitious climate and clean energy goals, including a 50% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030 and a net-zero carbon economy by 2050.

Illinois-led team puts cows and microbes to work to reduce greenhouse gases

With funding from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, University of Illinois faculty, along with an international team of scientists, is recruiting a surprising ally to make a powerful dent in greenhouse gas emissions: the cow. The team will work to re-route hydrogen atoms away from methane during the fermentation process in the rumen, toward more productive end products.

Doença celíaca versus intolerância ao glúten: especialista da Mayo Clinic Healthcare explica a diferença

Ainda que as opções alimentares livres de glúten estejam aumentando, pode ser difícil tomar a decisão de incluir ou não o glúten na dieta. Para a maioria das pessoas, não existe a necessidade de eliminar completamente os alimentos que contenham glúten e não existem benefícios comprovados a partir da adoção dessa prática, explica o médico cirurgião Dr. Sarmed Sami, gastroenterologista na Mayo Clinic Healthcare em Londres.

The YABBY gene SHATTERING1 controls activation rather than patterning of the abscission zone in Setaria viridis

Plants have highly evolved mechanisms to shed or drop organs (abscission) in response to environmental or developmental cues. It’s why you have to rake leaves in the Fall! But in agriculture, the natural shedding of flowers or seeds is detrimental, and cereal crops with abscission-inhibiting mutations in certain genes, like SHATTERING1, have been bred to dramatically increase yield. Using Crispr gene editing and detailed analyses, Yu et al. show for the first time some mechanistic features of abscission in the grasses, including the role of the plant hormone auxin.

Celiaquía vs. intolerancia al gluten: un experto de Mayo Clinic Healthcare explica la diferencia

A medida que aumentan las opciones de alimentos sin gluten, puede resultar difícil decidir incluirlo o no en la alimentación. Para la mayoría de las personas, no hay necesidad de eliminar por completo los alimentos que contienen gluten y no se ha demostrado ningún beneficio de hacerlo, afirma el Licenciado en Medicina y Cirugía, Sarmed Sami, gastroenterólogo de Mayo Clinic Healthcare en Londres.

Developing the Next-Generation of Radiation Safety Professionals

Brookhaven National Laboratory and Queensborough Community College (QCC) have proposed a unique, hands-on certificate program to train future radiation protection professionals. This project is now being funded through the Developing Next Generation Radiation Safety Professionals (DNGRSP) grant awarded by the DOE’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Minority Serving Institution Partnership Program (MSIPP).

Study identifies new pathway to suppressing autoimmunity

Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, and the Hospital for Special Surgery Research Institute have uncovered new details about how the immune system prevents the production of antibodies that can recognize and damage the body’s own, healthy tissues. The study, to be published September 29 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine (JEM), also reveals how this process is impaired in autoimmune disorders such as systemic sclerosis and systemic lupus erythematosus and suggests potential new strategies to treat these diseases.

GW Expert Available: President Biden Teases Highly Anticipated Executive Order on AI

This week, U.S. President Joe Biden teased a highly anticipated executive order on artificial intelligence in the coming weeks. There were no details about the order, which was first announced in July. Biden also reiterated the United States’ commitment to working with international…

Global Speakers, Cutting-edge Topics, Surgical Theater on Tap for Desai Sethi Urology Institute’s Urology on the Beach 2024

Desai Sethi Urology Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine will host its second annual, in-person Urology on the Beach meeting, January 19 to 21, 2024, at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach.

Palex and Inbiomotion introduce pioneering test to aid oncologists in predicting recurrence and survival rates in breast cancer patients

Spain is the first country in the world to have this technology
• Results showing the clinical utility of the test were published in
Lancet Oncology and the Journal of National Cancer Institute
• The test is now available to oncologists and pathologists and will
benefit an estimated 24,000 patients each year in Spain