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Total costs of treatment for babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome on the rise

Total costs of treatment for babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome on the rise

As more infants are born to mothers with dependence on prescription pain medications, the costs of treatment for babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) have increased dramatically, suggests a report in the March/April issue of the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. [More]
New, noninvasive test can detect cocaine use through a simple fingerprint

New, noninvasive test can detect cocaine use through a simple fingerprint

Research published today in the journal Analyst has demonstrated a new, noninvasive test that can detect cocaine use through a simple fingerprint. [More]
Human microbiome contains unique fingerprints, shows study

Human microbiome contains unique fingerprints, shows study

A new study shows that the microbial communities we carry in and on our bodies—known as the human microbiome—have the potential to uniquely identify individuals, much like a fingerprint. [More]
First evidence-based guideline released to ensure patient safety

First evidence-based guideline released to ensure patient safety

Today, the College of American Pathologists and the National Society for Histotechnology released the first evidence-based guideline to ensure patient safety through the uniform labeling of paraffin blocks and slides. [More]
BMC pathologists develop protocols for processing, preserving forensic evidence

BMC pathologists develop protocols for processing, preserving forensic evidence

Boston Medical Center pathologists have developed a set of protocols for processing and preserving forensic evidence, such as shrapnel, bullets and other projectiles, in surgical specimens (i.e. amputated limbs, injured organs, etc.) after a terrorist attack based on lessons learned from the Boston Marathon bombing. [More]
Rob Knight wins Creative Promise Prize in Biomedical Science

Rob Knight wins Creative Promise Prize in Biomedical Science

Rob Knight was named winner of a Creative Promise Prize in Biomedical Science for his groundbreaking research on microbial communities and the development of computational tools that honed the analysis of microbial data. [More]

Thermo Fisher Scientific to resell Prosolia’s PaperSpray® technology as factory option to its mass spectrometers

Labs performing clinical research and forensic toxicology of dried sample spots can now purchase Thermo Scientific mass spectrometry (MS) systems equipped from the factory with PaperSpray technology, designed to virtually eliminate sample preparation for screening and quantitation of drugs in biological fluid samples. [More]
Pressure BioSciences introduces PCT-HD System to global proteomics market

Pressure BioSciences introduces PCT-HD System to global proteomics market

Pressure BioSciences, Inc., a leader in the development and sale of broadly enabling, pressure cycling technology ("PCT")-based sample preparation solutions to the worldwide life sciences industry, today announced the commercial release of the PCT-HD system. [More]

Anthropology researchers find skeletal variation in pre-Columbian South America

A team of anthropology researchers has found significant differences in facial features between all seven pre-Columbian peoples they evaluated from what is now Peru - disproving a longstanding perception that these groups were physically homogenous. The finding may lead scholars to revisit any hypotheses about human migration patterns that rested on the idea that there was little skeletal variation in pre-Columbian South America. [More]

SCIEX and Labor Berlin Collaboration to Advance Forensic Testing

SCIEX announced today a research collaboration with Labor Berlin, the largest clinical laboratory in Germany, for the development of a hybrid Quadrupole Time-of-Flight (TOF) MS/MS reference library of relevant forensic chemical compounds [More]
Sigma-Aldrich announces release of Next-Gen Sequencing Oligos

Sigma-Aldrich announces release of Next-Gen Sequencing Oligos

Sigma-Aldrich Corporation today announced that Sigma Life Science, its innovative biological products and services business, released Next-Gen Sequencing Oligos, custom next-generation sequencing adapters that improve target sequence assembly. [More]
Investigators develop microbiome map of New York City subway system

Investigators develop microbiome map of New York City subway system

The microbes that call the New York City subway system home are mostly harmless, but include samples of disease-causing bacteria that are resistant to drugs -- and even DNA fragments associated with anthrax and Bubonic plague -- according to a citywide microbiome map published today by Weill Cornell Medical College investigators. [More]
Psychopath’s persistent violent behaviour associated with brain abnormalities

Psychopath’s persistent violent behaviour associated with brain abnormalities

Psychopathic violent offenders have abnormalities in the parts of the brain related to learning from punishment, according to an MRI study led by Sheilagh Hodgins and Nigel Blackwood. "One in five violent offenders is a psychopath. [More]
Vital Medical Services to provide on-site treatment to local inmates at Glendale Police Department

Vital Medical Services to provide on-site treatment to local inmates at Glendale Police Department

Vital Medical Services, a Glendale, CA-based private medical care provider, has earned a one-year contract enabling them to examine and treat local inmates on-site at the Glendale Police Department. On-site treatment is a more cost-effective approach that will provide considerable savings to the city. [More]
Research links increase in sudden cardiovascular death with consumption of cocaine

Research links increase in sudden cardiovascular death with consumption of cocaine

A joint piece of research conducted by the UPV/EHU, the Basque Institute of Forensic Medicine, and the Biomedical Research Centre Network into Mental Health of the Carlos III Institute of Health links, for the first time, the increase in sudden cardiovascular death with the recent consumption of cocaine. In people in the 19-49 age bracket this risk is quadrupled. [More]
STSI researchers launch study to examine root cause of sudden unexpected death

STSI researchers launch study to examine root cause of sudden unexpected death

Researchers at the Scripps Translational Science Institute have launched a clinical trial aimed at cracking one of the toughest mysteries in forensic science -- sudden unexplained death. [More]
Pain medicine specialist receives award for new advances in oral fluid testing

Pain medicine specialist receives award for new advances in oral fluid testing

This year's Eastern Pain Society Scientific meeting was held at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City in late October and is one of the largest meetings of pain physicians and fellows in the tri-state area. [More]
Quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry for life science research analysis announced by Bruker

Quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry for life science research analysis announced by Bruker

Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ: BRKR) announced today, the evolution of their maXis™ line of ultrahigh-resolution quadrupole time-of-flight (UHR-qTOF) mass spectrometers, bringing industry-leading resolution and mass accuracy to the liquid chromatography, time-of-flight MS market space. [More]
Effective treatment for sleep disturbance may lower risk of drug and alcohol relapse recovery

Effective treatment for sleep disturbance may lower risk of drug and alcohol relapse recovery

Insomnia is a "prevalent and persistent" problem for patients in the early phases of recovery from the disease of addiction—and may lead to an increased risk of relapse, according to a report in the November/December Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official journal of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. [More]
DNA Diagnostics Forensics recognized at OIP's tenth Anniversary Gala

DNA Diagnostics Forensics recognized at OIP's tenth Anniversary Gala

DNA Diagnostics Forensics, a Division of DNA Diagnostics Center, the world's largest paternity testing company, was honored at Ohio Innocence Project's tenth Anniversary Gala, celebrating freedom for those exonerated, and the organizations that have contributed to the effort. [More]
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