Half of world lacks access to diagnostic testing
October 12, 2021 -- Nearly half (47%) of the world's population has little to no access to diagnostic testing, including the ability to do cultures to identify microorganisms or access to a chemical analyzer or to a hematology analyzer, according to a report released on October 6 in Lancet. Read More
How AI for cervical cancer can help achieve healthcare equity
October 11, 2021 -- Despite cervical cancer being among the most treatable forms of cancer, it continues to kill hundreds of thousands of women globally each year, especially in low-income areas. Artificial intelligence (AI) could help, according to Michael Quick of Hologic. Read More
How pathologists act as 'firefighters' during COVID-19
October 4, 2021 -- During the COVID-19 pandemic, forensic pathologists have metaphorically "run into the burning building" and not away from it, Dr. Emily Volk, president of the College of American Pathologists, said in a talk at the group's 2021 annual meeting. Read More
Could scientists have better communicated about COVID-19?
September 29, 2021 -- Scientists deserve an "A" grade addressing the COVID-19 pandemic but an "F" on communicating the message, said Holden Thorp, PhD, editor in chief of the Science family of journals. Thorp spoke at the September 29 plenary session of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry meeting. Read More
Biomarker predicts occupational stress in healthcare workers
September 29, 2021 -- A new blood test that measures a biomarker for stress could improve access to mental health support for healthcare professionals, according to research presented at the 2021 American Association for Clinical Chemistry meeting. Read More
SARS-CoV-2 leads pandemic dance, says AACC speaker
September 28, 2021 -- Stop dancing around with SARS-CoV-2 and take charge of the ongoing tango between viral mutations and human immune response, urged Dr. Margaret Liu at the September 27 plenary session at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry 2021 meeting. Read More
What can Amazon teach healthcare about AI?
September 27, 2021 -- There's a lot that healthcare can learn from online retail giant Amazon about how to integrate artificial intelligence (AI) into clinical care, Regina Barzilay, PhD, said during a September 26 plenary talk at the 2021 annual American Association for Clinical Chemistry meeting. Read More
Day Zero Diagnostics wins 2021 AACC disruptive tech award
September 27, 2021 -- A suite of technologies that diagnose bloodstream infections and sepsis from Day Zero Diagnostics edged out products from two other companies -- one co-founded by Nobel laureate Jennifer Doudna, PhD -- to win the Disruptive Technology Award on September 27 at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) annual meeting. Read More
Nanopore sensor quickly detects infectious viruses
September 24, 2021 -- Scientists have designed a nanopore-based sensor that can detect the presence and infectiousness of a virus in a sample within minutes, according to a new study published in Science Advances on September 22. The new method successfully detected SARS-CoV-2, positioning it as a speedier, less fussy alternative to other tests. Read More
FDA clears 1st prostate pathology AI software application
September 21, 2021 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized marketing of Paige.ai's Paige Prostate artificial intelligence (AI) software, the first prostate pathology AI application to receive regulatory clearance in the U.S. Read More