Developing Rapid Test for TB

More than 10 million people contract TB each year with the disease killing 1.7 million people annually. Bacterial culture is still commonly used to diagnose TB and to identify drug-resistant TB cases in much of the world. (more…)

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New Tool to Support Sobriety

Nearly 20 million struggle with substance abuse disorders in the U.S causing close to 200 deaths each day from drug overdose. High relapse rates between 40% and 60% point to the need for new ways to support people in recovery. (more…)

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COVID-10 Clinical Trial Begins

A Phase 1 clinical trial being is going to begin to evaluate an investigational vaccine designed to protect against COVID-19 at the Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (KPWHRI) https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org in Seattle. Lisa A. Jackson, MD, Senior Investigator at KPWHR is leading the clinical trial. (more…)

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CLS Offers Free Services to Labs

Coriell Life Sciences (CLS) https://www.coriell.com a provider of molecular test interpretation and reporting is offering their coronavirus analysis and reporting services to laboratories in the U.S. at no cost during the public health crisis. (more…)

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PCORI Approves Up to $195 Million

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s (PCORI) https://www,pcori.org, an independent nonprofit nongovernmental organization primarily focused on CER, has approved up to $195 million for upcoming funding opportunities plus $16 million for research to compare the most effective ways to treat a range of health conditions that impose high burdens on patients, families, and the healthcare system. (more…)

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VA & DOD Studying mTBI

The VA https://www.research.va.gov and the Department of Defense https://www.defense.mil launched an ambitious project called the “Long-term Impact of Military Relevant Brain Injury Consortium (LIMBIC) to study mild Traumatic Brain Injuries (mild TBI). (more…)

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Premier’s Actions on COVID-19

Credit Suisse https://www.credit-suisse.com recently checked with Premier Inc. (PINC) https://www.premierinc.com to discuss the implications for their business and day-to-day operation amid the CoVID-19 Outbreak. According to Premier management, hospitals are coping with shortages in the supply chain, bit the supply chain is getting strained, so Premier has been helping member hospitals cope with the situation at hand for the last 2-3 weeks. (more…)

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