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Beckman Coulter’s new urinalysis solution improves laboratory workflow, reduces manual microscopy review to less than 3% and cuts sample processing time by up to 78%
The automated, high-throughput DxU Iris solution features load-and-go walkaway capability and Edit-Free Release (EFR) technology to minimise interruptions and operator intervention.
A new spin on things
Researchers at Montana Technological University have developed a portable electrospinning device that can safely deposit bandages and drugs directly on to biological surfaces, using...
Defend against infection
Healthcare-associated infections can be significantly reduced by systematically implementing evidence-based infection prevention and control strategies, according to a recent...
Most patients are willing to share medical records for research purposes
A study published in JAMA Network Open has found that the majority of patients are happy for their medical data to be shared with researchers
Listening to the patient voice can improve care for patients undergoing heart surgery
Patient-reported experiences have potential for driving improvements in the quality of hospital care, according to a new study published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology
Sturrock report advisory group to tackle bullying in NHS Scotland
In response to a review led by John Sturrock QC into allegations of bullying in NHS Highland, an advisory group has been established by the Scottish government to promote...
Lords launch new inquiry into healthy ageing
The UK House of Lords Science and Technology Committee has asked for contributions for its new inquiry into how science and technology can enable healthier living in old age.
MRI scans could predict multiple sclerosis (MS) disability
New research published today in Brain states that early MRI scans of people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) could predict how their condition will progress, including how...
Beyond finding a gene
Families living with rare neurodegenerative diseases finally received an answer to the cause of their illnesses, as a result of a researcher's hunch and decades of improvements in...
Improving care quality for hospitalised socially at-risk patients
Nurses play a pivotal role in caring for hospitalised patients with social risk factors and preparing them for discharge
Scientists say multiple sclerosis could be diagnosed by a breath test in the future
A new study aims to show how multiple sclerosis (MS) could in future be diagnosed by a simple breath test
Personalised medicine software vulnerability uncovered
A weakness in one common open source software for genomic analysis left DNA-based medical diagnostics vulnerable to cyberattacks
New large-scale project on medicinal cannabis
Drug Science, an independent, science-led drugs charity, is launching Project TWENTY21, a national medical cannabis pilot, in collaboration with academia, patient groups such as...
New report finds 9 out of 10 liver disease patients diagnosed in A & E will die within a year
The British Liver Trust is calling for urgent action as figures in their new report, ‘The Alarming Rise of Liver Disease in the UK’, reveal that patients diagnosed with liver disease...
Whole genome sequencing can demonstrate transmission of bacterial strain
Researchers have used whole genome sequencing (WGS) to show the transmission of a single bacterial strain that possessed a carbapenem-resistance gene in a northern California hospital...
GDPR: challenges for research
Scientific journals and funding bodies often demand researchers to submit individual genetic data from studies in research repositories to help inform future research
3D printed tissues and organs without the scaffolding
Engineered tissues and organs have been grown with varying degrees of success in labs for many years. Many of them have used a scaffolding approach where cells are seeded...
MSPs vote on organ donation opt-out regulation
A move to an ‘opt-out’ system for organ donation in Scotland is to be voted on by MSPs later today. Currently, people must ‘opt-in’ to organ donation through a registration process.